Quake City

Stories of loss, heroism and hope from the devastating quakes. Learn about the science of earthquakes and the phenomenon of liquefaction - when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying streets.

$16.00 - $20.00

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Quake City charts the aftermaths of the September 2010 and 22 February 2011 earthquakes and the extraordinary response of the emergency services, international rescue teams, the thousands of volunteers who pitched in to help and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.

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Exhibition includes some of the objects which have defined the Canterbury earthquakes including the spire of ChristChurch Cathedral and the clocks from the now-demolished former railway station.


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Physical address

Quake City, 299 Durham Street North, Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch - Canterbury, 8013, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daily except Christmas Day. 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
In the central city

Pricing and Conditions

Adult $16.00 - $20.00
Other charges:
Students/Seniors $16, Children under 15 with an adult are free.

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