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Small but good

The building suggests that there's a lot more going on inside but the belltower is out of bounds... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Debbie T
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Melbourne, Australia
A fitting tribute

A fitting tribute to all the armed forces and well laid out. Lots of stories and opportunity to... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
celticnz
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building suggests that there's a lot more going on inside but the belltower is out of bounds for visitors. I found the sculptures outside and around the building far more interesting and representative of the relationships NZ has had with its allies through war.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Debbie T
Reviewed November 1, 2018

A fitting tribute to all the armed forces and well laid out. Lots of stories and opportunity to place your own poppy. An attendant there to answer questions and part of the overall well thought out park.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank celticnz
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Very special, with some new memorial features outside. The memorial tree in the gardens is unique and so much history in the memorial building. We will remember them!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Excellent exhibition. Visitors get a real perspective of the time and place of the war. The Great War exhibition is a must-see.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Laura M
Reviewed October 24, 2018

This memorial is worth visiting especially if you have family connections to the wars. Lots to see and remarkable stories.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank trishr262
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We paid for the guided tour and it was well worth the money. This memorial has been exceptionally well laid out and presented. You can’t help but walk out more informed and completely touched by the selfless men that gave their lives. A must when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

A poignant reminder of selfless sacrifice. A place to go and be still for a few minutes to stop and think about what others have done for us. Our democracy has been earned and preserved for use by others. I don't recommend the neighbouring public...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Was a silent remeberance as I walk the stairs. With much respect for our fallen soldiers from all the wars.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TACUMMINGS
Reviewed September 29, 2018

It's easy to add this onto your Jackson tour of the WWI exhibition, to pay your respects for all the New Zealanders who have fought and died in the wide variety of theatres of global conflict.

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Date of experience: September 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Not very far from Cuba street . A very nice plaza with many interesting sculptures . Good place to relax , reading war memorial inscription and admire beautiful sculptures.

Date of experience: September 2018
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