Quake City, Christchurch

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Specialty Museum
At Quake City, find out why the city of Christchurch looks the way it does today. This multi-sensory attraction informs visitors about the causes and effects of the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Learn about the science of earthquakes through interactive displays, such as an active liquefaction volcano. View photographs and videos capturing stories of rescue teams during the aftermath of volcanic activities, and look for the cathedral spire destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. If you're visiting with little ones, the Lego table will keep children occupied. Plan to visit Quake City during your Christchurch vacation using our convenient Christchurch family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Quake City takes you on a journey through personal stories of the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, helps you understand the science behind these events and looks forward towards the recovery of the city. Wa...  more »
  • An interesting and sombre museum about the earthquakes. Shows the recent events that have shaped Christchurch. Unless entry fees go to reconstruction or charitable causes, it's a bit overpriced though...  more »
  • Although I found to be a little on the pricey side, it is definitely a great place to visit for those interested in learning more about the Earthquakes and the devastating effects. It has quite a bit ...  more »
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  • Interesting and informative. Saddening but slightly heartening, too. Quite a lot fits into what looks like just a small sliver of shop frontage. Well worth the lowish entry price.
  • Very good place to learn from what happened in 2010 and 2011 in Christchurch. But I felt it was missing information. I finally left from the museum with the feeling I just seen again what I already knew. Maybe it's just me.
  • Very interesting and moving museum. We only had paid for 3h of parking so we had to leave then, but I guess we could have spent another hour. Of course there are more and less interesting parts, but you will learn a lot about quakes in the ChCh area, liquefaction and about the people and fates of the 2011 earthquake. Not everything might be suitable for children though, especially the video with interviews of victims contains some rough stuff.
  • It is a very good museum! A lot of information and one get a totally new perspective on the quakes Christchurch suffered.
  • Fascinating. Amazing to see what chch has been through and the rescue, recovery and prevention efforts.