The Great War Exhibition, Wellington

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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. 
    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... 
    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 »
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  • 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.
  • Absolutely fantastic. Once again Sir Peter Jackson delivers a first class experience. As soon as we walked in we were made to feel most welcome by the young man at reception. The displays were amazing, especially the Gallipoli Campaign area. As for the Quinn's Post Trench Experience, simply outstanding. My only criticism would be that the young lady rushed us through the Trench Experience. Overall, amazing. It is a real pity that the exhibition will have to be dismantled and closed on 6 December 2018. Come on Massey University and Wellington City Council - work to keep the Exhibition Alive! Many thanks to Sir Peter Jackson and his Team.

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