National War Memorial, Wellington

#7 of 28 in Museums in Wellington
Military Museum · Hidden Gem · Monument
Pay your respects to the fallen New Zealand soldiers from the South African War, World Wars I and II, and the wars in Korea, Malaysia, and Vietnam at National War Memorial. First unveiled on Anzac Day, April 25, 1932, to commemorate those lost in World War I, the memorial complex has since expanded to include subsequent conflicts. Walk the grounds to see the tomb of the unknown soldier, the war memorial carillon, and the hall of memories. The impressive, moving monument encompasses history, memory, education, and respect, accented by art and music. Arrange to visit National War Memorial and other attractions in Wellington using our Wellington day trip planner.
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  • We only found it as it was on our way to the beehive, hidden by other buildings it doesn't stand out  more »
  • The National War Memorial commemorates all New Zealanders who died in the South African War. It is the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior.  more »
  • As of right now, February 9, 2019, the main building is closed. There is no reason given but we could not go in there to see the exhibit. We were able to go into the tower and the hall of memorial. The place is nice and relaxing, but I was really hoping to go into the main building at the top of the hill.
  • Awesome war memorial.... Well presented from the start. Worth a look
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