29 August 2014, 7:30pm, Auditorium, Tickets $10 - concessions available
Hear internationally renowned British historian Sir Hew Strachan, for a one-night-only guest lecture. The tickets for the Sir Hew's talk in the Auditorium have sold out. The tickets now on sale are for seating in the Auditorium lobby. The talk will be broadcast on screens in the lobby.Book now
Friday, 29 August 2014, 4.30pm, Court of Honour, Northern Façade, Free
Take part as the Museum and WW100 host a national commemorative service marking New Zealand’s first overseas action in the war — the occupation of German Sāmoa.
One of our major resources is the Cenotaph database, a biographical database of New Zealanders who have served in the military.
27 August - 5 October 2014, Special Exhibitions Hall, Free with Museum entry
Step ‘inside’ the historic huts of Antarctic explorers Captain Robert Falcon Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton in an immersive audiovisual experience*, created by renowned New Zealand photographer Jane Ussher and the Antarctic Heritage Trust.
19 June 2014 - 1 February 2015, Sainsbury Horrocks Gallery, Free with Museum entry
The first in a series of exhibitions
about the New Zealand war experience. Using the many perspectives and experiences of those involved, the exhibition will tell the lesser-known story of New Zealand's first action in WWI, the occupation of German Sāmoa.
by Wilma Blom
It is the smallest of collection items, yet this scrap of paper is a profound reminder of the transitory nature of our lives. For years this unclipped rail ticket was overlooked in the vast collection of ephemera at Auckland Museum until its re-discovery by curator Wilma Blom.
Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2014, 10am - 4pm
In the weekend following the national commemoration, the Museum presents a range of rich and vibrant programmes that will explore New Zealand’s presence in Sāmoa during WWI.
Mary Gould was a NZ Army nurse who served on hospital ships throughout WWI. Her sketchbook contains numerous contributions from patients and the people she met along her journey.