Quake City, Christchurch

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Address: xRe:Start Container Mall, 99 Cashel Street, Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: +64-33658375

Ticket Price: 20 NZD

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Quake City, Christchurch

One of its kinds in the world, Quake City is a unique interactive museum which is aimed at informing, engaging and educating New Zealanders as well as tourists about the Canterbury earthquakes. It also depicts the devastating earthquakes of recent past that have affected the city along with survivor stories.  

Quake City Information

  • Entry is free for children.

How To reach Quake City by Public Transport

  • Bus stop on Cashel Street

Restaurants Near Quake City

  • Fritz’sWieners Bavarian Style restaurant
  • Open Pasta and Grill
  • Base Woodfire Pizza
  • Ello Cafe and Restaurant

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Quake City, Christchurch Reviews

  • Very moving museum exhibiting the destruction of the Christchurch earthquake. The highlight was definitely the video interviews of the survivors. It really gave you a good sense of what it was like to be there when the earth literally gave way beneath the city. The exhibits also gave you a good sense of the cityscape that you see outside and why the city is still rebuilding after all these years. Definitely a must-see for anyone visiting as it offers a window into an event you wouldn't want to participate in yourself.

  • Great museum detailing the devastation during 2011 and a bit of history. The staff were friendly and this museum was self-paced. I would allow minimum 1 hour to absorb as much as possible. This place would be best to visit st the beginning of your trip to Christchurch too. The gift shop is pricey so come prepared with a few extra dollars.

  • This extensive exhibition on the Canterbury earthquakes is well worth setting aside a couple of hours for a visit. Whilst I lived through the series and know many of the stories, I still learnt more about the demolition of the hotel Grand Chancellor and of land testing. My guest from the UK found it thoroughly fascinating, giving her a better understanding of the impacts these quakes wrought on people and places. Highly recommend this exhibition.

  • Very moving experience. Staff were very friendly and informative. The devastation in Christchurch is still visable seven years after the quake. However, seeing video of the disaster, eye witness accounts and bits of wreckage makes it all the more amazing. The spirit of the survivors and the ongoing repairs is fantastic.

  • An excellent museum going into depth about the Christchurch earthquakes. It'll give you an idea what the quakes were like and how people responded to it. It's an interesting visit if you're intrested in how the earthquakes affected Christchurch. The staff were very friendly. I'd rate it higher if it was a bit cheaper or was bigger.

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