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 now permanently closed.
  • Admission

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

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

    Relax in our cafe area, open every day. For casual visitors, tea, coffee and cookies are available, but there is no cafe service. Full catering is available for pre-booked events.

Entry - Now Closed

Stroll through the Exhibition at your own pace or enhance your visit with a guided tour. Tours depart every 30 minutes and take approximately 45 minutes. Our experienced tour guides really bring the Exhibition to life.



The Great War Exhibition was in the heart of Wellington City. It is now permanently closed. Click to find out previous information about the exhibit.


Getting here

The Great War Exhibition was located in Wellington’s historic Dominion Museum Building, set in Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Parking is available at the front of the building.


Shop - Now Closed

Take a memento of the Great War Exhibition home with you. The On Board Store has a wide range of WW1 memorabilia, gifts, clothing and military merchandise. From books to collectables, models to edible delights, the On Board Store has lots of local gifts to enjoy.


Cafe - Now Closed

Reflect on the journey you have taken through the time of the Great War in the relaxed atmosphere of the our café area. The café is also available to hire for private functions.


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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