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Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

Term 4, Mon–Fri, 2017, Term 1 - 4, Mon-Fri, 2018

Artwork features General Godley at the NZ Division horse show, photographed by Henry Armytage Sanders. 1917.

Ref: 1/2-012733-G. Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library.

This is the Museum’s first dedicated war memorial space aimed at educating young people about the War and contemplating why 100 years on, it’s still relevant. The interactive gallery is a public learning resource aligned with the school curriculum, aiming to make this significant event in New Zealand history relevant for young people today.

  • Collectible content enables students to explore pivotal WWI events through letters, photographs, and diaries in greater depth online, back in school or at home.
  • Rich with collections, multiple perspectives and presents the key events of the war through an illustrated multimedia timeline, enhanced with objects and immersive interactive experiences.

Funded by a significant Lotteries Grant, the gallery is next to the World War One Hall of Memories, opposite the recently opened Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre.

This is a self-guided experience but bookings are essential, please email or phone on +64 9 306 7040


Secondary teachers are invited to take part in a FREE tour of our new gallery
Find out how to prepare your students to use Pou Kanohi effectively for self-guided discovery and research.

Bookings essential - book your team today: +64 9 306 7048 or
Tours run MON-FRI, 16 - 27 OCT, 4PM-5PM, and FEB 2018 (max. 15 teachers per session).