Te Papa announced today that its ground-breaking exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War will remain at the museum and will not close before Anzac Day, 25 April 2025.
Originally scheduled to close in 2019, the free exhibition is still proving a huge drawcard for visitors, with visitation figures reaching 3.5 million since its opening in 2015.
The exhibition, created by Te Papa working closely with Weta Workshop, has consistently been the most visited exhibition in Te Papa and has set a global benchmark for immersive museum experiences.
Te Papa Tumu Whakarae | Chief Executive Courtney Johnston said the decision to extend the exhibition had been made to give as many New Zealanders as possible a chance to experience it, or re-experience it, for themselves.
“Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War fosters empathy, inspires reflection, and is the starting point for powerful conversations for our visitors,” said Ms Johnston.
Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War features the stories of eight New Zealanders, which are brought to life on a monumental scale. The figures of seven servicemen and a nurse are frozen in a moment in time, at 2.4 times the human scale.
The exhibition includes cutting edge technology which has been used to create other visitor experiences including 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences.
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