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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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Admission

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 - $5

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Guided Tours

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.

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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 - $5

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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.

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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 person

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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 $80

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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 - $15

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Education Tours

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 student

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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 child

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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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