Experience the triumphs and countless tragedies of the 8-month Gallipoli campaign – through the eyes and words of the ordinary New Zealanders who were there.
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 secondary 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 secondary students.
Whether you plan to visit the exhibition as a self-guided group or on our guided education programme, booking is essential.
Minimum notice: Two weeks.
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:
- sounds of gunfire
- images of the dead
- graphic depiction of wounds
- strong references to the Turkish enemy in the soldiers’ own words.
We recommend that, before visiting with your class, you:
- explore the exhibition on your own
- contact our Education Coordinator to discuss your visit.
To make a booking or discuss your visit options contact:
Phone: (04) 381 7443