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Celebrating Everything Polish


Wed 29 Oct 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 31 Oct 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 1 Nov 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 2 Nov 2014, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Wellington Museum, 3 Jervois Quay, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Museums Wellington

Museum of Wellington City & Sea stages a Celebration of Everything Polish this October to mark the 70th anniversary of the arrival of New Zealand’s first refugees in November 1944. The 733 Polish children and their 102 guardians came to Wellington before moving to a camp in Pahiatua after a harrowing journey from Poland through Russia and Iran.

Alongside a private reunion for the remaining 340 Polish children, the Museum will host a series of events and a photo exhibition as part of a week-long festival to mark the occasion.

In collaboration with Pahiatua Polish children's community in New Zealand, The Polish Association of New Zealand, the Embassy of the Republic of Poland, Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, Wellington City Council and Museum of Wellington City & Sea.

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