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. 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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  • It was a rainy Wellington day so perfect for a museum trip. The exhibit is very well done and thought provoking. What I found particularly striking were the colourised photos. Having historical images...  more »
  • Amazing artists captured these fallen soldiers with incredible detail. The experience was moving and well worth a visit.  more »
  • This is amazing. Well worth paying the extra to have a guided tour. Our tour guide Lou knew so much, she made the war real to us. It was the best history lesson I've had for a long time. Thanks Lou fo...  more »
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  • An amazing sobering exhibition of events that our present World leaders could reflect on in their decision making. Unfortunately as subsequent events have shown, this is a forlorn hope. Huge credit to Peter Jackson & associates who put this exhibition together.
  • Exhibition was good but not the easiest place to find and then when u get in there don't forget to pay for your parking as I got a ticket for 65bucks my fault as I did not see the pay display sign but that really distracted from the whole experience money maker
  • Wonderful art work one should not miss it.
  • Incredible colourisation of wartime pictures makes it feel just like yesterday! Loads of information of all aspects of World War 1. The 'film sets' were brilliant, with real machinery exhibited. Well recommended.
  • Just amazing. Really in depth in detail. Can learn a lot about the war.