Quake City tells stories of heroism, hope and loss from the Canterbury earthquakes. It explains the science and the phenomenon of liquefaction – when the shaking liquefied the ground and it bubbled up burying streets and sinking buildings.
The exhibition charts the aftermaths of the 4 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 – construction workers, the Student Volunteer Army, the Farmy Army – and the incredible resilience of Canterbury’s communities.
Quake City 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.
The rebuild section brings the visitor up to date with progress in regenerating the city and the recovery projects underway.
Quake City, 299 Durham Street North, corner Armagh Street, Christchurch 8013
Open 10.00 am - 5.00 pm Seven Days, except Christmas.
Children under 15 (accompanied by an adult) Free
Children under 15 (unaccompanied by an adult) $8