Bring the classroom to life with a school visit to The Great War Exhibition.

With vivid imagery, The Great War Exhibition is a powerful experience for students. The Exhibition provides an introduction to the First World War from a global perspective with a focus on the Western Front; which is where the majority of New Zealanders served and died. Explore the changing nature of warfare, its impact on the landscape and how it affected the lives of those involved.

The National War Memorial acknowledges the impact of New Zealand’s participation in foreign wars and includes the iconic carillon and its 74 bells, the Hall of Memories and the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.

Find out more about:

  • your own personal or community connections to our military history
  • what we commemorate and why
  • and understand the ongoing significance and relevance of such commemoration

With its connections with both Māori and Pākehā settlement, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is connected to a number of important events from our nation’s past and the unique history of Wellington, our capital city. The location of international memorials in the park also provides the scope to examine New Zealand’s relationship with a number of countries that have been forged in times of conflict.

  • Expert educators guide you on your journey through this world-class experience
  • The education programme at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is free
  • There is a $2 fee per student for entry into The Great War Exhibition
  • Education programmes take 2 hours (other times by arrangement)
  • Programmes can be tailor-made to suit your visit
  • Out-reach options are available
  • BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL – please book at least one week prior

Please download our Risk Assessment Management Form (RAM) before your visit – DOWNLOAD HERE


If you have any queries please contact or phone the Education Team on 04 978 2506.

Research resources

For further information on the New Zealand in the First World War and Pukeahu please explore the links below.