Quake City exhibition

by Anonymous Author

Selwyn residents are being invited to reflect on their earthquake experiences at the Quake City exhibition.

The Canterbury Museum special exhibition will waive its usual entry fee for visitors on Saturday 
and Sunday.

The exhibition is designed to take visitors through the events of the Canterbury earthquakes, from the first shake on September 4 2010, which was centred near Hororata, through the destruction and rescue efforts of February 22 2011, and the clean-up and rebuild over subsequent years.

Almost 250,000 visitors have seen Quake City since it opened in February 2013, including 51,000 since it moved from Cashel Mall to 299 Durham Street North in September 2017. Canterbury Museum director, Anthony Wright, hopes Selwyn locals take advantage of this opportunity to see how the museum presents the events they’ve lived through.

“Quake City is a safe place for Cantabrians to remember and reflect on their own earthquake experiences. I hope they take the opportunity to visit the exhibition for free,” he said.

Quake City exhibits some of the defining objects of the Canterbury earthquakes, including top of the spire of Christchurch Cathedral, as well as items like road cones, water containers and portaloos that were part of many Cantabrians’ lives post-earthquake.