News: 3 April 2017
The Great War Exhibition continues to build on its world class story by opening the next in its series of temporary exhibitions, “Wounded” on Anzac Day 2017.
Facade of The Great War Exhibition.
Created by Story Inc, a New Zealand company which creates stunning exhibitions for both New Zealand and International Institutions.
The overall exhibition utilises specifically selected images with audio tapes of extracts read for diaries. This dynamic exhibition portrays the afflictions and hardships New Zealand servicemen received during the many conflicts over the four year three month war.
In World War One, nearly one man in every five in the New Zealand forces was killed.
Tens of thousands more were wounded or became sick.
Many more than once.
Many of the wounded died young.
Many who lived on had their lives blighted.
-Opening text for “Wounded”
“Wounded” will be open from the 25th April until July followed by the next temporary exhibition, “Patriotism and Opposition”.
Anzac Day at the Great War Exhibition
On Anzac Day the Great War Exhibition will be open from 6:30am-6pm with guided tours at $10pp running throughout the day (bookings available on the day or via our website).
This was a staggering exhibition which takes you on a journey through WW1. It brings everything to life whilst telling the story of the war and the tragedies surrounding it. It is worth going to Wellington just for this exhibition.
-Bellatravelscom (United Kingdom) March 2017
Can't recommend this highly enough. A fascinating look at NZ's contribution to WWI. The exhibits are really good - the dioramas of Chunuk Bair and trench warfare on the Western Front are absolutely amazing.
-kevnliss (Cleveland, Ohio) March 2017
Updated on 3rd April 2017