Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War Karipori: Te pakanga nui
Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other.
This ground-breaking exhibition tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.
Wheelchair accessible (exhibition space includes two ramps).
Contains graphic content and realistic sound.
Variable lighting and some small spaces.
Photography permitted. No flash.
Please keep phones on silent.
Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War combines the world of museums with the world-class creative artistry of Weta Workshop to immerse you in the eight-month Gallipoli campaign.
The ground-breaking exhibition tells the story through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size.
The giant sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create, and countless hours were spent researching their rich histories.
Cutting-edge technology was also used to create 3-D maps and projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and a range of interactive experiences that bring New Zealand’s Gallipoli story to life.
In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred forever. Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War takes you to the core of this defining event.
Guide to Gallipoli in New Zealand Sign Language
Weta Workshop's Sir Richard Taylor with the machine gunners trio, 2015. Photo by Michael Hall. Te Papa
Visitors reflect at the large scale model of Percival Fenwick, 2015. Photo by Michael Hall. Te Papa
Visitors examine the cut-through model of soldiers' kit in the exhibition, 2015. Photo by Norm Heke. Te Papa
Visitors explore the exhibition, 2015. Photo by Norm Heke. Te Papa
A visitor in the replica of Malone's dugout, 2015. Photo by Norm Heke. Te Papa