The Great War Exhibition, Wellington

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Must see · History Museum · Museum
Discover more about New Zealand's role in World War II at The Great War Exhibition. Housed in the Dominion Museum in Wellington, the four-year temporary exhibit was created in 2015 by New Zealand filmmaker Sir Peter Jackson to honor those who served in the war. As you walk through, you'll experience this defining period year by year through strikingly recreated scenes, displays of artifacts and images, and more. You can also take a guided tour for a more in-depth visit. Arrange to visit The Great War Exhibition and other attractions in Wellington using our Wellington travel app.
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  • Found the larger than life exhibits awesome. Bit crowded when we visited. Very humbling to see the roles played b6 individuals and the effects on them.  more »
  • We visited the National Museum of New Zealand (Te Papa) in Wellington, New Zealand & toured the Great War ANZAC Museum with creator Peter Jackson! It was an amazing & incredible experience that...  more »
  • Really worth the time! Entertaining and informative, the displays are very well curated and the information provided keeps you interested. It’s great for children 5+ and all age groups above, if you aren’t very knowledgeable you will learn a lot and if you know your WWI history you will get nice new bits and pieces. You can go through both halls in 50 minutes or less, the trenches are fun and might take 30 minutes more. The trenches require a separate ticket. There’s a nice gift-shop inside. The museum does offer guided tours, ask at the front desk.
  • Such a great exhibit. It was done so well...getting to walk through each year. The figures looked so lifelike I did a double take the first time. Take coins for a poppy to throw in the cemetery at the end. And the huge battle scene at the end was amazing, with so many little figurines.

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