SUN 25 APR, 6AM - 5PM
MUSEUM-WIDE
FREE

Join us this Anzac Day for a day of commemorative services, tours, music and poetry. Entry to the Museum is free to everyone on Anzac Day. The Museum will open immediately following the Dawn Service.

Find information on how to get to the Museum here.

Espresso Bar 1929 and Tuitui Museum Bistro & Cafe will open from 7AM, Brickman Awesome: Epic LEGO Creations exhibition sessions will be begin at 1PM, the Brick Room will open at 1.15PM.

Dawn Service
6AM, COURT OF HONOUR

Civic Service
11AM, COURT OF HONOUR

After the Anzac Day services, visit our commemorative galleries for your own personal reflections and to discover more about New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI and WWII.

Cantare Choir from Westlake Girls & Macleans College Chorale
Approx. 6.40AM, directly following the Dawn Service, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
As the sun rises on Anzac Day, join Cantare Choir and Macleans College Chorale as they welcome the Dawn in the evocative surroundings of the WWI Hall of Memories, with a programme of reflection and remembrance. Both choirs have been regular finalists in The Big Sing Finale National choral competition. Cantare is directed by Fiona Wilson and Macleans College Chorale is directed by Sarah McNabb.

Military Service Research
6.45AM - 5PM, POU MAUMAHARA MEMORIAL DISCOVERY CENTRE, LEVEL 2
In Pou Maumahara, you can discover more about a service person using Online Cenotaph and other library resources.

Holding Hands in Peace Craft
6.45AM – 3PM, WEIRD AND WONDERFUL, LEVEL 1
Draw yourself on the doll template, then add yourself to the human chain holding hands on the world map.

Messages of Hope
6.45AM – 5PM, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES
Write a wish for peace or a message of hope for the many children living in war-torn countries today.

WWI and WWII Tours
7.15AM, 8.15AM, 9.15AM, 12.30PM, 1.30PM, 2.30PM AND 3.30PM, MEET OUTSIDE PACIFIC LIFEWAYS, GROUND LEVEL
Join our experienced guides and explore the stories of the First and Second World Wars.

Auckland Youth Choir
8.30AM, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
On this day of remembrance, Auckland Youth Choir performs a selection of poignant pieces under the musical direction of Rowan Johnston.

Lest We Forget Poetry Competition Finalists
9.30AM, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
Join us in support of the finalists of our Lest We Forget Poetry Competition, as they read their winning entries. Finalists were asked to create a response in poetry or prose to the theme, Children of War.

Cantare Choir from Westlake Girls & Macleans College Chorale
12 NOON, directly following the Civic Service, WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
Cantare from Westlake Girls’ High School and Macleans College Chorale return to present another programme of reflection and remembrance in our WWI Hall of Memories.