Welcome to The Great War Exhibition

Step back in time and discover the challenges and triumphs of the Kiwi spirit during the Great War. Plan your visit to The Exhibition today.

  • Opening hours

    The Great War Exhibition is open daily from 9am - 6pm, closed Christmas day. Last entry is one hour prior to closing.
  • Admission

    Entry into The Great War Exhibition is $15 for adults. Children 16 and under are free.
  • Getting here

    The Great War Exhibition is in the historic Dominion Museum, located behind the Carillon within Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
  • Take a break

    Enjoy some rations in the relaxed atmosphere of the Home Shores Café. The family friendly café is open from 10am to 4pm every day.


Stroll through the exhibition at your own pace or take a guided tour. Tours depart every 20 minutes and take approximately 45 minutes. Our experienced tour guides really bring the Exhibition to life.

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The Great War Exhibition is in the heart of Wellington City and is open daily, except on Christmas Day. It is easy to get to, has full wheelchair access and young ones are welcome.


Getting here

The Great War Exhibition is located in Wellington’s historic Dominion Museum. Set in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, parking is available at the front of the building. The museum is also easily accessible via public transport.



Take a memory of your visit to The Great War Exhibition with you from our Great War Shop which offers a range of collectibles and First World War themed products.



The on site Home Shores Cafe provides a welcome break after your journey. Before you head for home, enjoy a bite to eat at our family friendly cafe.


The Great Hall

Discover the global story of the First World War in the Great Hall. This exhibition explores the changing face of the conflict year by year from 1914 through to 1918.

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ANZ Presents Gallipoli

ANZ Presents Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story in Colour, is a special space in the Exhibition which focuses on New Zealand's role in the invasion of Gallipoli. It touches on the incredible hardship that was suffered by New Zealanders, Australians, the Ottoman Turks and British soldiers at Gallipoli.

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