Activities & Projects
An installation at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North, to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. 6 November - 2 December 2018.
Papakura Museum will proudly host the Mount Felix Tapestry exhibition from 1 Aug-22 Sep 2018. This community stitch project tells the story of the First World War ANZAC Hosptial in England.
The experiences of Cantabrians who served on the battlefields and those they left behind tell the story of Canterbury and the First World War. At Canterbury Museum 1 Dec 2017 - 11 Nov 2018.
A project seeking to establish the first permanent New Zealand War Memorial Museum in the town of Le Quesnoy, France, in time for the centenary of the town's liberation on 4 November 1918.
An exhibition commemorating those from Westland who served at Passchendaele. Westland District Library, Hokitika, 6-31 Oct 2017.
An exhibition of personal stories from the frontline, published accounts of home front efforts, and modern reflections on Passchendaele.
A new interactive gallery exploring New Zealand's unique First World War story opening October 2017 at Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Great War Exhibition commemorated the very significant part that New Zealand played in the First World War from 2015-2018 at Wellington's Dominion Museum Building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.