Quake City – Canterbury Museum’s special exhibition telling stories from the Canterbury earthquake – will be free to visit on 12 and 13 August.
The Quake City experience leads visitors through the first shake of 4 September 2010, the destruction and rescue efforts of 22 February 2011 and the clean-up and rebuild.
See some of the defining objects of this time – from the top of the Christchurch Cathedral spire and the railway station clocks to the road cones, water containers and portaloos that were part of everyday life for Cantabrians after the quakes.
Learn about the science behind the quakes and with the help of a hands-on interactive understand the phenomenon of liquefaction. Quake City is suitable for visitors of all ages.
Quake City is located at 299 Durham Street North in central Christchurch. The free weekend runs from the 12 th to 13 th of August 2023 from 9am-5pm both days.
The exhibition is an amazing way to connect with Ōtautahi, and understand the events that propelled the Garden City into Quake City, shaping the city’s most modern era that we see standing today.
Quake City is supported by major sponsor Toka Tū Ake EQC who have allowed for this free visit weekend.