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Address: Corner of Montreal and Victoria Streets | Central City, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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+64 3-379 9629

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Restored after earthquake

The Victoria Street Clock Tower has an interesting history, having been built in honour of Queen Victoria, moved for a development project, badly damaged in the Feb 2011... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our son just lived through the earthquake while living at Victoria Mansions just behind this clock. We were so pleased the restoration went well for the clock & hope the same can happen for Vic Mansions

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We werent setting out to find this clock tower, but just came across it. Probably not worth seeking out, but lovely to see if you pass by.

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Thank Orla B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Victoria Street Clock Tower has an interesting history, having been built in honour of Queen Victoria, moved for a development project, badly damaged in the Feb 2011 Earthquake and now restored. Can't see inside - purely for street viewing.

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Thank Chch_NZ_couple
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Commemorating Queen Victoria's Jubilee, this tower has been located in quite a few spots around the city but has been victorious over a number of quakes and still looks majestic. It's about time they restarted the drinking fountain inside.

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Thank CaptainCompass
Hamilton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's a clock tower on a traffic island. What can I say! It does appear to be well built and obviously historic and may be worth a closer inspection.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Streategic location proximate to the regenerating retail and eating out scene in Christchurch a good landmark to explore tomorrows Chritchurch by foot or tramway

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Thank Alexander M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Now that this clock has been restored, it's resplendent in a colour scheme which would have been the non plus ultra of the Victorian Era - quite bright and not what we would call chic - quite a change from it's pre-earthquake scheme of cream and beige. Maybe the historian who decided the paint job on the trim also decided... More 

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new Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This often gets overlooked, but is worth checking out, it has been strengthened and restored after the earthquakes, good to see it back to it former glory

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Thank nonameKiwi
Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

New Zealand seems to do clock towers quite well and this one is no exception. It survived the earthquake and if you are in the area this is a nice Christchurch landmark to visit.

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Thank Tony W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

this monument has been a favourite of mine since childhood - great to see it up and running again - a major contributor to the wonderful Victoria Street experience

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