The Great War Exhibition, Wellington

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web
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. Put The Great War Exhibition into our Wellington family vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Amazing! Highly recommend this and great value for money at $15 per head. The Gallipoli exhibition was spoiled by two young North American girls who talked VERY loudly and laughed throughout the exhib...  read more »
  • Very informative and well done. Give yourself most of the day to do this exhibit as there is a lot of information. The Gallipoli diorama is phenomenal - don't miss it! 
  • This is worth the walk to see. A fabulous display of the Great War produced sympathetically and bringing history to life. Extremely well done. 
  • An excellently executed and thoroughly insightful museum. Weta Workshop who are responsible for the amazing props and visuals in Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit etc were responsible for the creation of the props and visuals, and they are amazing. Check it out for yourself!
  • A great exhibit, a moving tribute to the lives of many. Good immersive displays that put you in to shoes of the time and place. Good work Peter Jackson and crew!
  • Powerful & interesting display. The images are both stunning & moving. If you can it so you are there at 5 for the daily Last Post ceremony, well worth it.
  • Do the guided tour. They are very knowledgeable and insightful. Worth the extra money!
  • If you are thinking of coming to Wellington this is something you have to go and see. Truly amazing place and its all free to see.
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