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The Great War Exhibition

The colourised photographs in this exhibition really bring the events to life

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Created by New Zealand film director Sir Peter Jackson, The Great War Exhibition brings to life the story of the First World War, year by year with a mix of stunning visual exhibits and colourised photographs.

The exhibition opened in 2015 and will remain open until 2018 as part of commemorations of the 100-year anniversaries of the First World War.

Housed in the impressive Dominion Museum building, the exhibition features a journey through the Great Hall in which the war is covered year by year, exploring the horror and challenges faced as the conflict progressed.

In the ANZ Room, the focus is on the Gallipoli campaign and New Zealand's role in the battles, depicted by an array of colourized photos and a diorama showing the capture of Chunuk Blair.

A number of temporary changing exhibits are also shown at the museum. A cafe offers light refreshments and meals throughout the day, while the small shop provides the chance to take home collectibles, books or models. Guided tours lasting around 45 minutes are available, led by knowledgeable staff.

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm every day except Christmas Day
Entry is $15 for adults and free for children under-16. Guided tours are $25 for adults and $5 for children.
Address: Dominion Museum Building , Pukeahu National War Memorial Park , Wellington View Larger Map