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. Arrange to visit The Great War Exhibition and other attractions in Wellington using our Wellington travel app .
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  • Very cleaver and interactive. Best I’ve ever seen and the large figures super sized and amazing! Highly recommend!  more »
  • Sophie was an amazing guide, so much knowledge and really made the tour enjoyable. Couldn't imagine doing this without a guide. Absolutely recommend the exhibition/museum and tour. There's a 5pm remem...  more »
  • The detail was very real. Very solemn at times but a great experience. I would recommend this to anyone.  more »
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  • Tour guide Mathew was a little to informative as we watch another tour group pass us. Otherwise very cool
  • Would highly recommend the great exhibition and paying extra for the guided tour as well. It’s well worth it having the guide and explaining the history of leading up the battle. Plus one will feel very moved when the tour is finished.
  • Relatively small museum but of top quality. Highly recommend if you have the slightest interest in war history. Plan about 3 hours if taking your time to read everything.
  • $15 entrance or $25 including the tour. Take the tour. I learnt so much more about WW1 and our tour guide added so much extra that was not on the walls to read. The tour was 45 minutes and then we went back in to revisit and take photos. The models are again fantastic. You need about 2 hours here and another 15 to 20 mins to see the war memorial outside.
  • Being an American and a Marine, of course I am familiar with our part in The Great War but we are not taught the history of your ANZAC. I was thoroughly impressed with the museum, the portrayals, the figures, art and authentic artifacts (actually from some of the battles in Europe). Our tour guide was spot on and she was able to answer some in depth questions. I strongly recommend anyone, but particularly service members from both sides, visit this museum.

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