National War Memorial, Wellington

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Monument Specialty Museum
Pay your respects to the fallen New Zealand soldiers from the South African War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam at National War Memorial. First unveiled on Anzac Day, April 25, 1932, to commemorate those lost in World War I, the memorial complex has since expanded to include subsequent conflicts. Walk the grounds to see the tomb of the unknown soldier, the war memorial carillon, and the hall of memories. The impressive, moving monument encompasses history, memory, education, and respect, accented by art and music. Work out when and for how long to visit National War Memorial and other Wellington attractions using our handy Wellington family vacation planner.
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  • Really enjoyed the displays. I thought it was really well done. Only thing was it was very sad. Everything was very interesting and it made us think how lucky we were that we didn't have to go through...  more »
  • So much stunning information and excellent commentary. Worth while to visit to appreciate what our fore fathers and mothers did to give us freedom.  more »
  • I was there when a wreath laying ceremony was taking place. Beautiful to hear to haunting sound of the snare drum and playing of The Last Post in the chamber  more »
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  • Excellent visual display. Uncluttered and unspoiled by modern technology. Plenty of light and I enjoyed it more than Tepapa.
  • Both the Carillon and the Great War exhibit are moving. As the front desk said, as soon as you walk thru the doors you're in 1914 Belgium. And we were! Attention to detail is spot on. Well done to the staff and creators of this exhibit, and to those who care for the Hall of Memories. Thank you.
  • Great views, though not very well serviced
  • Great place. You have to visit.
  • Was a great place though some kids were being disrespectful