Gallipoli: The scale of our war – primary education visit
Karipori: Te pakanga nui – he toronga kura tuatahi

Primary students can experience the triumphs and tragedies of the Gallipoli campaign.

  • Learning areas and strands Social Sciences – Identity, Culture and Organisation; Place and Environment; Continuity and Change
  • Education type Education visit
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • Suitable for Years 5–10
  • Next available Available until April 2019
  • Cost $6.50 per student (teachers and parent helpers go free)
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To mark the World War 1 centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to bring you Gallipoli: The scale of our war.

The education programme

Explore the emotional and physical toll of the Gallipoli campaign through the eyes of real people who were there: eight ordinary New Zealanders struggling through extraordinary circumstances.

Gallipoli: The scale of our war

Guided by our educators, your primary school students will:

  • identify the motivations and reactions of people who were at Gallipoli, including Anzac soldiers, a medical officer, and a nurse
  • hear readings from authentic diary entries, see photos from the front, read letters sent home, and examine personal belongings.

Classroom resources and Research zone

View our Gallipoli teaching resources to explore a variety of Gallipoli themes with school children.


Booking is essential for all visiting school groups.

Minimum notice: Two weeks.

Visiting information

Booking essential

Whether you plan to visit the exhibition as a self-guided group or on our guided education programme, booking is essential.

Coats and bags

No bags are allowed in the exhibition. Bags must be stored in our bag cages at the main entrance. Please ask students to share one bag between two, or leave bags at school. We have limited storage capacity.


Photography is allowed, without flash. Please take photos and share them with family and friends using the hashtag #Gallipoli.

Parental guidance recommended

Gallipoli: The scale of our war contains graphic content and some language that may offend or disturb some visitors. Content includes:

  • weapons
  • sounds of gunfire
  • images of the dead
  • graphic depiction of wounds
  • strong references to the Turkish enemy in the soldiers’ own words.

Contact us

To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:

Education Coordinator
Phone: (04) 381 7443