Opening hours

The Great War Exhibition is open daily from 9am to 6pm (last entry in at 5pm).

The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ, is a New Zealand treasure and particularly relevant around Anzac commemorations. 

Christmas Day:  Closed

Opening hours may change for special events. Refer to the Great War Exhibition website for up to date information.

Admission fees

The adult charge of $15 was introduced from 01 March 2016. There is no charge for children aged 16 years and under. Any adult buying a ticket will be eligible to return for a free visit within twelve months if accompanied by one paying visitor.

School tour groups remain the same - $2 per child.

Guided Tours

Guided tours of the Exhibition are invaluable to bring the Exhibition to life. Tours cost $10 for adults and $5 for children (5 – 11 years old).

Guided tours operate every twenty minutes and the Guided Tours of the exhibition are an additional charge.

Guided Tours for schools will be facilitated by the Education Team and are complimentary when prearranged. Bookings are required for all school groups to ensure appropriate resources are provided to the school pre and post tour.


Bookings can be made using the online booking form.

Contact information

Email the exhibition team on or by calling 04 978 2500.

For up to date information on opening times, admission fees and guided tours please refer to the Great War Exhibition website.

Updated on 26th April 2016