Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition information
Karipori: Te pakanga nui

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.

  • When April 2015 – April 2019
  • Where Level 2
  • Cost Free entry

About the exhibition

To mark the World War I centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to create an exhibition like no other.

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.

Parental guidance is recommended as the exhibition contains graphic content and some language may offend.

Visitors at Gallipoli: The scale of our war, 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa

Caption

Visitors at Gallipoli: The scale of our war, 2015. Photograph by Michael Hall. Te Papa

Early bird entry and visiting tips

Explore Gallipoli: The scale of our war before our doors open to the public at 10am. You’ll receive a short introduction from a Te Papa Host, then wander freely at your own pace.

Book early bird entry

  • Due to the popularity of the exhibition, please be prepared to queue.
  • If you live in Wellington and want to avoid queuing, remember that the exhibition will be open until 2019.
  • You are welcome to take photos (without flash) and share them with your friends and family on social media #Gallipoli
  • Parental guidance is recommended as the exhibition contains graphic content and some language may offend.

Further resources