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Year 1 - 8

Insights into life during World War One

Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017 except during Anzac season

Targeted at a younger audience, this programme shares what life was like for New Zealand soldiers during WWI.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

Year levels 3 - 4
$5 per student for a one-hour session
Terms 1–4, Mon–Fri, 2017 (except during ANZAC package season (21 March–13 April and 2– 25 May) when it is available Mon and Fri only)
World War II Hall of Memories, Scars on the Heart
New Zealand Curriculum
Levels 1-2
- Social Sciences
- Technology
Related galleries and exhibitions
Home Front exhibition, World War One Hall of Memories, Scars on the Heart gallery


Learn about World War One and the New Zealand Soldiers' experience

2014 marked the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This programme, aimed at a younger audience, is delivered in a sensitive manner.

Students are involved in active, hands-on experiences to help them explore:

  • what life was like a hundred years ago compared to today
  • when World War I occurred, who was involved and where the fighting took place
  • who was left behind on the home front
  • what life was like for a solider: what they wore, what they ate, and how they communicated with people at home.

Our programmes are tailored to meet the needs of your learners and the aims of your inquiry.

This programme is assisted by LEOTC and funded by the Ministry of Education.

Teacher professional development

The Auckland War Memorial Museum offers learning opportunities for teachers around the events of the First World War. Book your staff now on this unique experience.