Pukeahu National War Memorial, Wellington
(4.6/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
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 Pukeahu 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 Pukeahu National War Memorial and other Wellington attractions using our handy Wellington family vacation planner.
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  • The National War Memorial in Wellington Has amazing architecture and you should visit for that. But you should also visit to mourn our fallen soldiers. Outside the memorial there is a sort of sandston...  more »
  • I think it's worth a visit, take the money. This story is the memory. And memory must live on in our hearts. Better, of course, with a guide (Guide).
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  • One anticipated: I wanted to have me not out, but go through the positive comments here convinces and it was the only museum that around 9 o'clock had :-). I'm nobody, who is particularly interested in history and the two world wars. The exhibition to the 1st WK is very good and I was impressed. It starts at the beginning of the 19th century in a reconstructed Belgian village. And finds the situation before the 1st World War. Then exactly what happened until the outbreak of the war and the course of the war. Lots of very very good colorized original photos are exhibited, scenes of war are impressively presented with lifelike figures, there are various scenes a tanks, cannons, buses and originals of plenty of (helmets, weapons, poster) this time, as well as reconstructed models. This all rounded off with background noise suitable to the situation each. Great exhibition, which wants to put the blame on not just anyone, but simply represents what errors we should never do in future and us urges, never to forget this terrible episode.
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