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“This brings home to you what an earthquake is like”
Review of Quake City

Quake City
Ranked #14 of 258 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. This special exhibition from Canterbury Museum explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying street and sinking buildings. Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities. Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the railway station clocks which stopped at 12.51 pm on 22 February 2011. The rebuild section of the exhibition brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Excellent exhibition and everyone should be congratulated who did this and give their full support to the people of Christchurch for what they have been through and are now doing in repairs and bringing the city back to life

Thank Mike1946
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

A really good way of seeing what happened ... Heartbreaking personal accounts on film, and some amusing ones! The damage was incredible, but this is one resilient city!!

Thank Belinda C
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

This is situated in the Re:Start Mall and gives visitors a good understanding of what the city had gone through. It gives a more personal perspective on the Christchurch earthquakes and different from what someone might have read in textbooks or seen on TV.

Thank mpenzakc
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Reviewed 10 November 2013

The exhibit really helped me to understand on a deeper level the earthquakes and what happened to ChCh and residents. I probably spent a good 2 hours, there's a lot to see and do. Be sure to visit the toilets. Great giftshop as well.

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Reviewed 8 November 2013

If you're visiting Christchurch for the first time following the earthquakes, this is a must stop; it provides you with the history of what occured and how the good people of this city are rebuilding their lives.
Only $10 for an entrance fee and would recommend looking at some of the excellent books available for purchase.
Kia Kaha Christchurch!

1  Thank Dean H
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