NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

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An exhibition commemorating those from Westland who served at Passchendaele. Westland District Library, Hokitika,  6-31 Oct 2017.

Topics: Museums, Exhbition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Westport
Organised by: Westland RSA

An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele. Whakatāne Library, 17 September – 3 December 2017.

Topics: Museums, exhibition, Passchendaele Audience: General, general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Whakatane

A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.

Topics: Gallery, Exhibitions, Museums Audience: General, general audiences, Families Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Journey's End, a play by Passchendaele playwright R C Sherriff based on his experience in the trenches, is showing in Ypres, Belgium in a recreated bunker from 10 October to 12 November 2017. 

Topics: Theatre, Museums, Re-enactments, Overseas events, Passchendaele Audience: veterans, secondary students, Teachers, Individuals / Families, historians

‘Balls, Bullets & Boots – from rugby field to battlefield’ is a unique exhibition tackling the story of wartime rugby. Papakura Museum, Auckland, 6 June – 22 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, rugby, Sport Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Papakura Museum

In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. 24–25 June 2017.

Topics: Museums, Maori, Public Talks & Tours Audience: general audiences Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

An exhibition and associated publication featuring women with links to Gisborne who served or volunteered in the First World War. At Tairawhiti Museum from 24 March to 16 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Women in wartime, Publications Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Gisborne
Organised by: Tairawhiti Museum

World War One at Sea features the drama and tragedy of seafarers during the war, with a special emphasis on the sinking of the SS Otaki. At Ōtaki Museum from 10 March to 8 July 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, War at sea, Merchant Marine Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki
Organised by: Otaki Museum

In the spirit of Matariki, the Great War Exhibition in Wellington offers guided tours to tell the story of Māori in the First World War. Held on weekends between 18-26 June 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Maori Audience: historians, General, Maori, Descendants Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Category: Tours or trails
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

Survivor World War One is interactive fun for all ages. Play the game at Kaitaia's Te Ahu Centre and see how you survive or not. Exhibition runs from March 2016 to February 2017.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions Audience: children Located in: New Zealand, Kaitaia
Organised by: Te Ahu Centre

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Waikato Museum from 2 April - 3 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Hamilton
Organised by: Waikato Museum

Come to Auckland War Memorial Museum on 11 november 2015 and take time to remember those who served, those who are currently serving and those who have given their lives in military service.

Topics: Commemorations, Museums, Events, Armistice Audience: General, Descendants, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

This exhibition at Dunedin's Otago Museum telling the story of three local nurses as they care for wounded soldiers during the Great War. Runs from 1 October 2015 - 31 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, nurses, Women in wartime Audience: General, historians, Students, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

At Wellington's Katherine Mansfield House & Garden, follow the lives of the author and her young brother, a soldier in the First World War. Runs from 6 October 2015 - 29 January 2016.

Topics: Museums, Events, Exhibitions, Writers Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Wellington

The Great War Exhibition hosts Belgian historian Charlotte Descamps, who will speak about the 'iron harvests' of First World War debris. Held in Wellington on 30 September 2015.

Topics: Museums, Events, Public Talks & Tours, Belgium Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Students Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

Explore the First World War battlefield recollections of former Otago Museum Director H D Skinner through objects and his own words. Exhibition runs from 7 August 2015 to 31 July 2016.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, historians, Teachers, Local residents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin
Organised by: Otago Museum

Join an Auckland Museum Human History Educator as they shares stories of the soldier experience at Gallipoli, as told through some amazing Museum collection objects. Through July 2015.

Topics: Museums, Public Talks & Tours, Events, Education Audience: Students, children Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

An exhibition at Papakura Museum featuring a collection of postcards, letters and diaries written to and from New Zealanders in the First World War. From 29 May - 30 November 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, letters, diaries Audience: General, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Papakura
Organised by: Papakura Museum

Çanakkale – Road to Peace Out of War is a photographic exhibition offering a unique Turkish perspective of Gallipoli, at the Otaki Museum from 5-27 June 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Turkey, Gallipoli Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Otaki

The Pointon Collection in Masterton shows original clothing from this period in time that so dramatically changed so many lives. Exhibtion runs from 17 April - 1 June 2015.

Topics: Museums, Fashion, Events, Exhibitions, Anzac Day 2015 Located in: New Zealand, Masterton
Organised by: The Pointon Collection

Toitū Otago Settlers Museum will open immediately following Dunedin's Dawn Service. Join us for morning tea and Anzac biscuits from 7am, 25 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Food, Gourmet, Wine, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Dunedin

Travel back in time to uncover the experiences of Cantabrians, both at home and overseas, during the First World War. At Christchurch's Canterbury Museum on 25 April 2015.

Topics: Public Talks & Tours, Events, Museums, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, historians Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch
Organised by: Canterbury Museum

Telling the stories of Hawke’s Bay First World War participants in NZ and overseas. MTG Hawke's Bay's First World War exhibition opens in Napier on 18 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, local visitors, Local residents Located in: New Zealand, Napier
Organised by: MTG Hawke's Bay

Motueka District Museum will be transformed on 21 and 22 April in order to transport visitors on a theatrical journey half a world and 100 years away.

Topics: Theatre, reenactmnents, Events, Theatrical performances, Museums Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Motueka
Organised by: Motueka District Museum

100 years on from the Gallipoli landings, the Auckland War Memorial Museum honours and remembers New Zealanders who have served, and commemorate the loss of life and of innocence.

Topics: Museums, Events, Anzac Day 2015, Exhibitions, Performing Arts Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

Come and explore the Gallipoli campaign in an exhibition featuring the interactive world of Minecraft®. At the Auckland War Memorial Museum from 24 April - 11 October 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, online resources, Events, Gallipoli Audience: children, School students Located in: New Zealand, Auckland

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch is displaying thousands of hand-crafted poppies to commemorate the centenary of the First World War, from 2 April to 30 September 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, poppies Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Christchurch

This year’s Illuminate programme features a specially created film from TVNZ’s new First World War drama series, When We Go to War. Playing on Auckland Museum between 22-25 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Sound and light show Audience: General Located in: New Zealand, Auckland
Organised by: Auckland Museum

For the first two weeks of the exhibition (18 April-1 May), the Great War Exhibition in Wellington is open until 11pm, offering a wider opportunity to be part of the commemoration.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by: The Great War Exhibition

This temporary exhibition at Broadgreen House, Nelson, looks at the effects of the First World War on the Langbein family, who occupied the house at the time. Runs from 4-26 April 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Homefront, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: General, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Broadgreen House

Discover more about Marlborough's role in the First World War at the Marlborough Provincial Museum and Archives, Blenheim, between 25 April and 3 May 2015.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: local visitors, General, Students, Teachers Located in: New Zealand, Blenheim

The Great War Exhibition commemorates the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War. On now at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, History, Education, Events Audience: General, Students, Teachers, local visitors, Tourists Located in: New Zealand, Wellington
Organised by:

Visitors to Rotorua Museum can reflect and to commemorate all those who have served their country with an early opening and programme of events this Anzac Day.

Topics: Commemorations, Ceremonies, Film, Anzac Day 2015, Events, Museums Audience: General, Descendents, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Rotorua
Organised by: Rotorua Museum

An exhibition at Paekakariki Station Museum that looks at local Paekakariki First World War soldiers and the Native Contingent. From 15 February to Anzac weekend.

Topics: Museums, Exhibitions, Events, Local history Audience: General, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Paekakariki

The Nelson College Scriptorium will be open from 9am-4pm on 25 April 2015, and a college old boy will assist anyone seeking information on any former pupil who served in the First World War.

Topics: Museums, Archives, Research, Events, Anzac Day 2015 Audience: historians, family historians, Family history researchers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson
Organised by: Nelson College

Come into Cambridge Museum between 7 November 2014 and 16 January 2015 to find out how the news of the Armistice was received in Cambridge in 1918.

Topics: Museums, Events, Armistice, Exhibitions Audience: General, historians, local visitors Located in: New Zealand, Cambridge
Organised by: Cambridge Museum

The universal story of every New Zealand solider and their preparation for battle. Exhibition at the National Army Museum from  7 November 2014 until February 2015.

Topics: Museums, world war 1 soldiers, Personal stories, Military camps, Events Audience: veterans, Individuals / Families, returned service veterans, Students, historians Located in: New Zealand, Waiouru
Organised by: National Army Museum