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Gallipoli: The scale of our war. Te Papa

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.

Book early bird entry
  • When April 2015 – April 2019
  • Where Level 2
  • Cost Free entry
  • Ages Parental guidance recommended
  • Allow 60+ minutes
  • Accessibility
    • 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 for ever. Gallipoli: The scale of our war takes you to the core of this defining event.

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For educators Mā te pouako

Download our free Gallipoli teaching resources or book a Gallipoli or World War One themed school visit.
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Child writing a note about war in the Gallipoli exhibition

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