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Open 6:30am on ANZAC Day in Wellington

This ANZAC Day in Wellington, The Great War Exhibition will open at 6:30 a.m. to welcome visitors who have attended the 6 a.m. memorial service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, next door. A full list of ANZAC memorial services...More...

TV3, DomPost and NZ Herald in The Trench

The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience (a.k.a The Trench) opened on 14 April. A world-first sensory experience created by Sir Peter Jackson's team, The Trench gives us a glimpse of wartime life. Visitors have been flooding through the door to experience...More...

Driving First World War Ambulances

Deborah Pitts Taylor was ahead of her time. A woman who believed in female empowerment, she drove First World War ambulances in Brockenhurst, England, transporting convoys of wounded ANZAC soldiers to the hospital. Her granddaughter Dr. Janet Frater and great-granddaughter...More...

Women’s War – NZ Women’s Weekly, Cook Strait News & Regional News

This week's New Zealand Women's Weekly features a story about Susanna Montgomerie who is one of the co-editor's of Annie's War, which features extracts from the diary of Annie Montgomerie, Susanna's grandmother who traveled to London to be near her...More...

Women’s War was Annie’s War

Our new touring exhibition, Women's War, draws upon the experiences of New Zealand Women who lived through the First World War, responding to the war as workers, supportive family members, patriots, nurses, entertainers or pioneers. Annie Montgomerie had two sons,...More...

Women’s War on TVNZ, Stuff & Radio NZ

Women's War, our latest touring exhibition, opened last Friday and the response from national media has been positive. Television New Zealand summarises the content of the exhibition: "The Great War exhibition features clothing worn by the women of the era...More...

Dr Gusky – The Human Connection – Messages to the Future from WW1

The American Embassy are hosting an a talk by Dr. Jeff Gusky, open to the public, on Wednesday February 28th at 6pm at The Great War Exhibition. In 2014, National Geographic Photographer, Emergency Physician & Explorer, Dr. Jeff Gusky made...More...

Women’s War – Opening this Week

Our exciting new exhibition, Women's War, is opening this Friday, 23 February. Catch a glimpse into the lives of six different types of New Zealand women who were active in the First World War—patriotic, supportive family, nurses, entertainers, independent workers...More...

Spot The Bus and Win

You may have seen some of Wellington's buses sporting shiny new advertisements for The Great War Exhibition. Snap a picture of a Great War Exhibition bus and post it to our Facebook page, and you'll go in the draw to...More...

German Tapestry by Stephan Schenk on Display

 Flandern aus dem Zyklus Kreuzweg von Stephan Schenk. Geschenk von der deutschen Bundesregierung. Flanders from the Kreuzweg Cycle by Stephan Schenk. A gift from the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German government have donated a memorial tapestry...More...

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