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Quake City

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Informative and thought provoking

Have a good overview of Christchurch earthquakes in an interesting way. Friendly staff. Definitely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Worth the entry fee.

Interactive and educational. For someone who comes from a place without earthquakes this museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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
+64 3-365 8375
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have a good overview of Christchurch earthquakes in an interesting way. Friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank bethhodgson93
Reviewed 2 days ago

Interactive and educational. For someone who comes from a place without earthquakes this museum really helped me understand the devastation Christchurch endured.

Thank jana_213213
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a former resident of christchurch 15 years ago, returning for the first time post quake, this was always going to be a place i wanted to visit. I urge all visitors to make the effort. It is not big, can be done in an...More

Thank MarcusBridges
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A 5 rating - I really enjoyed sitting down to the lengthy personal accounts shown inside. This was the main attraction for me. There is some debris on show, and a few other quake points of interest. A 3 rating if you are not into...More

Thank marcdD6355FR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I took my teenage daughter here and really enjoyed it. Very well laid out and really shows the destruction the quake caused. Actually situated in one of the worst hit areas. The video room is particularly moving. You could rush through in 20 minutes or...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An in-depth view of what happened during and after the powerful earthquake of 2011, with personal accounts. Such tragedy and a great support to get Christchurch up and running again. Definitely worth a visit

Thank johncD4803TK
CantMuseum, Manager at Quake City, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation. Vicki

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What can I say about Quake City as it was mainly focused on each survivors experience. We were looking forward to going into a room the simulating an earthquake that they did not have. What I found interesting were the display of physical items the...More

Thank Howard E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is not often you come across an exhibition where you want to read, watch, and listen to every word presented, but at Quake City you do! It is highly educational and informative in a very captivating way. Even though I did not experience the...More

1  Thank CathyGG
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent displays. Allow 1-2 hours. Very informative. Photographs and videos from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes.

Thank taipagirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do in Christchurch and you need a minimum of an hour to understand the affects of the Earthquakes and liquifaction that occurred in Christchurch. Listening to some of the personal stories on screen was so moving and brought home the heroic...More

Thank Jacomina P
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30 March 2017|
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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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Response from kayakbuoy | Reviewed this property |
I don't understand the question I'm afraid!