The holographic tour of the Trenches is a must. Soldiers talk to you and look at you. Total immersion. If you’re a Peter Jackson fan, this is the place to be.
Sense the hardship, heroism and tragedy of World War I. The Great War Exhibition includes a remarkable collection of objects, hundreds of colourised photographs, miniature models and movie-like sets to tell the story of this terrible war. Beginning in a peaceful Belgium village before the war, the exhibition takes visitors year by year through this devastating conflict.
Add to your visit with a tour from our knowledgeable guides. Challenge yourself in The Trench Experience! In this extraordinary re-creation of the trenches at Quinn’s Post, experience what it was like for the Anzac troops at Gallipoli.
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General Admission to the Main Exhibition
General admission into the main exhibition allows you to view the artifacts at your own pace. If you would like to go on The Quinn's Post Trench Experience or take a guided tour, please scroll down. Adults - $15.00 Children (16 years and under) - no charge Kid's Adventure Packs - $5Book Now
The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience Combo
This combo deal is the best way to experience The Great War Exhibition and Quinn's Post Trench Experience *. Our combo includes admission, a 45-minute guided tour from one of our knowledgeable guides and the 30-minute sensory experience within The Trench. In this extraordinary re-creation of the trenches at Quinn’s Post, experience what it was like for the Anzac troops at Gallipoli – only a bomb’s throw away from the Turks. Experience the cramped conditions, the stench, and the noise of explosions that the men endured. Adult Combo - $40.00 Child Combo - $15.00 Family Combo - $100.00 (2 adults & 2 children) Kid's Adventure Packs - $5 *Due to the popularity of The Trench Experience, we recommend booking online in advance. To ensure you have the best experience, Trench groups are limited to six people per session. Sessions run approximately every ten minutes. The Quinn’s Post Trench sensory experience may not be suitable for all visitors. To find out more, please click the book now button below.Book Now
Guided Tour (includes admission)
Make the Exhibition come alive with one of our knowledgeable tour guides. A guided tour takes approximately 45 minutes and will greatly enrich your visit to The Great War Exhibition. We run tours frequently so you won’t have to wait long and there’s lots to look at while you wait. After your tour you’re free to go back through the Exhibition and take a bit more time in the areas you found most fascinating. Adult - $25.00 Children - $5.00 Kid's Adventure Packs - $5Book Now
The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience
Challenge yourself in this extraordinary re-creation of the trenches at Gallipoli. Experience what it was like for the Anzac troops. Quinn’s Post was the nearest point to the Turks – only a bomb’s throw away. Experience the cramped conditions, the stench, and the noise of explosions that the men endured. Available as a standalone or as a combo with entry and guided tour, The Trench experience takes approximately 30 minutes. Adult - $20.00 Child - $10.00 Family - $50.00 (2 adults & 2 children) Due to the popularity of The Trench Experience, we recommend booking online in advance. To ensure you have the best experience, Trench groups are limited to six people per session. Sessions run approximately every ten minutes. The Quinn’s Post Trench sensory experience may not be suitable for all visitors. To find out more, please click the book now button below.Book Now
Guided Tour Group Booking, 15+ people (includes admission)
For larger groups we can tailor a special tour to cater for your interests, needs and timing. Bookings are essential. From $25.00 per personBook Now
Space Place & Great War Family Pass
The Great War Exhibition have joined forces with Space Place at Carter Observatory to provide a joint family pass. From the tanks and trenches of WWI, to the giant planetarium and telescopes looking up into space and beyond, you and your family can now experience these two world-class attractions – at a great price. A family pass is valid for 2 adults & 3 children. Family pass with Space Place $80Book Now
Wellington City Pass
The Wellington City Pass is a convenient way to experience Wellington’s most popular attractions. The pass includes a return trip on the Cable Car and general admission to two attractions - The Great War Exhibition, Zealandia, Space Place at Carter Observatory, Wellington Zoo - and other great discounts. Purchase your City Pass at the Wellington i-site, The Great War Exhibition, Space Place at Carter Observatory, Zealandia or Wellington Zoo. Wellington City Pass: Adult - $37.50 Child - $15Book Now
The Education programme supports the New Zealand curriculum and is relevant to a number of learning areas. It is student-centred with an inquiry based approach. Education Tour for The Great War Exhibition is $2 per studentBook Now
Holiday Programme Group Package
Holiday programme groups will enjoy a First World War adventure by participating in themed secret missions, crafts and activities. Bookings at 9:45am-11:45am or 1:15pm-3:15pm. Only available for group bookings from organisations running school holiday programmes. From $8 per childBook Now
“We were “blown away” by the intricately detailed exhibits which were totally lifelike. Our Guide was on top of her game and provided a whimsical commentary that added to the experience.”
A wonderful history lesson
“Fabulous work by Peter Jackson, as expected, and amazing exhibits that were succinctly explained and often based on genuine artifacts. Admission is now $15 per adult but worth every cent!”
Amazing holographic experience
The level of detail and the sheer size and range of the exhibits was incredible… this rates right up there with the best of them.
This exhibit is extremely well done and so interesting. We learned so much about WWI. It took us almost 2 hours and still we did not have enough time. It is not to be missed.
You won’t get better, simply STUNNING!
Bringing it home Peter Jackson style. Simply breath taking and respectful. If this doesn’t bring a tear, nothing will.
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.Find out more
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.Find out more