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War Memorial

War Memorial galleries

  • Colours Gallery

    Colours gallery tells the story of our dual history as both Auckland's Museum and War Memorial.

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  • Holocaust Gallery

    Six million Jews in central Europe were systematically murdered by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II; the horrific event we know as the Holocaust. Jews call it the Shoah.

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  • Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

    The Pou Kanohi gallery is a place to learn about New Zealand’s unique story of war and reflect on why, 100 years later, it still matters.

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  • Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

    Our new Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, opened in November 2016. It is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

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  • Scars on the Heart

    Scars on the Heart presents the human cost of war.

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  • Spitfire

    The Spitfire was the favourite fighter aircraft of New Zealand and British fighter pilots in World War Two.

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  • World War One Hall of Memories

    Almost a third of those killed have no known grave. Here the Auckland Roll of Honour is inscribed on the walls of the Museum, a memorial to commemorate the fallen.

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  • World War Two Hall of Memories

    The names of men and women of Auckland lost during World War II are recorded in the marble Hall of Memories.

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  • Zero

    The mainstay of Japan'’s air war in the Pacific this Mitsubishi A6M3 Zero-sen 22 was intended to be flown on a kamikaze mission.

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