Quake City, Christchurch

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • Very interesting museum giving history of "Quake Town". There is a long history of significant quakes with good explanations of geology and energy impacts (e.g. liquification). 
  • Well we walked and walked it was sad but the bustle of new life and new buildings was amazing ...lots to see and do the Botanic Gardens were well worth the visit also ... 
  • Small museum focusing on the 2010 & 2011 earthquakes. Some of the witness films were very interesting without being morbid. Good also to see what lessons have been learnt for the future. 
  • This was rather moving in parts. It gives a lot of information on the 2 devastating earthquakes that struck in 2010 and 2011. It's a little pricey at $20 but I consider worth it. I feel it's important when visiting a place that has suffered it is vital to learn the history of what happened and reflect. This is why to visit.
  • I was a little disappointed with this museum. What was there was interesting, but I was expecting to see more about the day - hour by hour, as it happened. It felt a little small and didn't do the tragic event justice. I hope that they will build something larger and more in depth in years to come.
  • Definitely worth the visit while in Christchurch. Make sure to take your time watching some of the videos in the screening area. They are very moving.
  • An excellent overview of our quakes and the impact both good and bad.
  • This must be the only business in Christchurch to be cashing in on such a hard time for many New Zealanders. A small collection of pieces of building, explanation of the events and a short documentary of five people's experiences of the days events doesn't justify the price charges for admission. I'd suggest you spend the entry fee at a local business or donate your money to a fund which is going to help rebuild Christchurch. You'd be better off researching the events of the day yourself than visiting here.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 8​h
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h
Visit for 2​h 30​m