Quake City

Quake City reopens in a new location at 299 Durham Street North, on the corner of Armagh Street, in the central city on Thursday 14 September.

Earthquakes are a fact of life in New Zealand. But what is it like to live through one? What is liquefaction? How does a city recover from a devastating seismic event? And what opportunities could an earthquake offer a city like Christchurch?

Come and explore these questions and more at the unique multi-sensory special exhibition, Quake City. Developed by the team at Canterbury Museum, 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 our city.

Watch the emotion of people describing their experiences on the day of the 22 February 2011 earthquake, understand why earthquakes happen and what these seismic events can do to the land beneath us.

Take the opportunity to see items, like the spire cross of ChristChurch Cathedral and the exquisite fleur-de-lis tiles from the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, that haven’t been seen up close for decades.

And, finally, learn about progress with the city’s anchor recovery projects and the exciting transitional projects taking place in Christchurch.

Quake City, Reopening 299 Durham Street North, corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013

Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm Seven Days, except Christmas.

Admission Charges:
Adult $20
Children under 15 (accompanied by an adult) Free
Children under 15 (unaccompanied by an adult) $8
Students/Seniors $16

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