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Anzac Day: Thursday 25 April

THU 25 APR, 6AM – 5PM, FREE

Join us this Anzac Day for a day of commemorative services, tours, music and poetry. 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.

Entry to the Museum is free to everyone on Anzac Day. The Museum will open immediately following the Dawn Service.

The Museum will close at 10AM in advance of the Civic Service, and reopen after the conclusion of the Civic Service.

Dawn Service

6AM, COURT OF HONOUR

Civic Service

11AM, COURT OF HONOUR

Esquire - from One Tree Hill College

APPROX 7.15AM, DIRECTLY FOLLOWING THE DAWN SERVICE WWI SANCTUARY, LEVEL 2

As the sun rises on Anzac Day, join Esquire as they welcome the Dawn in the evocative surroundings of the WWI Sanctuary.

Discover your Connection

6.45AM – 5PM, POU MAUMAHARA MEMORIAL DISCOVERY CENTRE, LEVEL 2

Discover more about New Zealand service men and women in our this Memorial Discovery Centre. Our friendly staff can help you research your family members’ service records.

Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

6.45AM - 5PM, LEVEL 2

Pou Kanohi is dedicated to educating young people about the First World War. Rich with collections, the gallery shares New Zealanders’ experiences of WWI from multiple perspectives through accessible and interactive experiences.

Anzac Badge-making

6.45AM – 2.30PM, WEIRD & WONDERFUL

Bring the kids along to colour and create their own ready-to-wear badge.

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 SANCTUARY

On this day of remembrance, Auckland Youth Choir perform a selection of poignant pieces under the musical direction of Lachlan Craig and Grace Francis as we contemplate what Anzac Day means to us.

Reflection and Remembrance - Macleans College Chorale

1PM, WWI SANCTUARY

Macleans College Chorale will present a programme of reflection and remembrance in our WWI Hall of Memories. The Chorale is the premiere choral ensemble at Macleans College and is made up of students in years 9 – 13. Last year, they earned a Silver Award at the New Zealand Choral Federation’s Big Sing Finale in Wellington.

Lest We Forget Poetry Competition Finalists

1.30AM, WWII HALL OF MEMORIES

Join us in support of the finalists of our Lest We Forget Poetry Competition, as they read out their winning entries. Finalists were asked to create a response in poetry or prose to reflect on what peace means in this 100th anniversary year of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

Field of Remembrance
WED 10 – TUE 30 APR, 9AM – 9PM, FREE, AUCKLAND DOMAIN
This Field of Remembrance, installed on the northern slopes of the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira and in front of the Cenotaph – the first since the World War I centenary – expands the focus of commemoration to remember New Zealand’s dead in wars and conflicts, both at home and overseas, during the last 175 years.

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