Gallipoli – a spectacular exhibition arranged by Weta

To mark the World War I centenary, Te Papa has joined forces with Weta Workshop to take you back to Gallipoli. Experience the triumphs and countless tragedies of this 8-month campaign through the eyes and words of the ordinary New Zealanders who were there.


The worlds of movies, model-making, and museums combine to take you on an immersive journey through the battlefields. Follow the action on 3-D maps and projections. View photos taken by soldiers on the front line. See the weapons used in combat.

Crawl into a dugout and hear the letters an officer wrote to his wife, just days before he was killed. Discover the cramped, filthy conditions that the soldiers faced – the lice, flies, and disease. See inside a scale-model of the Maheno hospital ship. And hear from veterans many years after they served.

In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred forever. Gallipoli: The scale of our war takes you to the core of this defining event.

For the complete guide, click here!