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A moving experience

This place really brings out the human nature of the tragedy that hit this fair city. So moving... read more

Reviewed today
Sydney, Australia
Very informative

We visited the museum to learn more about the quakes which hit Christchurch. Very informative and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Jess D
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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...more
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299 Durham Street North | Corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

This place really brings out the human nature of the tragedy that hit this fair city. So moving and powerful. To be honest probably a bit expensive for what you see but worth spending up to two hours.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited the museum to learn more about the quakes which hit Christchurch. Very informative and interactive display.. husband had fun jumping on the seismographic floor to register his ‘quake’ size.. the video stories were very interesting but also sad! I would have loved to...More

Thank Jess D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christchurch's earthquake was covered in the news media at the time and since. Taking an up close description with photos and exhibits filled in many aspects and made it more real. Some of the personal stories may be difficult to hear. And the current rebuild,...More

Thank eudele
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prior to visiting Christchurch we had only heard bits and pieces about the extent of the damage that the city suffered. Quake city has some amazing photos of destroyed buildings and the liquification in residential areas that wrecked whole suburbs. There’s about an hours worth...More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Anyone visiting Christchurch should visit this exhibition. One might not say it is ‘enjoyable’, but it is definitely educational. Also moving! There are photographs, models and recovered items, video recollections, a video of one of the quakes as it happened, and much more. A visit...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quake City not only deals with the tragic events of February 2011 but also gives a history of earthquakes in New Zealand and in particular Christchurch. The section where individuals tell their stories of that day is particularly moving and I shall long remember the...More

Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So I was expecting a super emotional trip through the earthquake but came out feeling really informed about what happened and how Christchurch as a community have and still are dealing with things. Don't get me wrong, there are some upsetting stories and images but...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This well designed little museum gives an excellent display of the Christchurch earthquake and the mechanistics of earthquakes The video of individual stories being a tear to the eye

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with a friend who lived through the quakes and it made me better able to appreciate what it must have been like. Exhibits show the devastation but also how the city pulled together.

Thank Julia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a couple of hours here and found it really informative. Had no idea of the extent of the damage and how far reaching it was. The lady at the front desk also gave us a really good outline of many aspects of the quakes,...More

Thank Les O
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Response from Maam3 | Reviewed this property |
There's parking, but it might be a short walk. We didn't' have a car, so it wasn't a concern for us.
3 February 2016|
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Response from kiwi051 | Reviewed this property |
We are coming up to 5 years since the Feb quakes and what a shame you missed going in, especially for $20 (around 9 GBP). This is the closest I hope anyone else would ever get to experience the life changing and... More
11 March 2015|
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I don't understand the question I'm afraid!