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Anzac Day – Ka Maumahara Tonu Tatau Ki a Ratau


Mon 25 Apr 2016, 7:00am–5:00pm

Where: Rotorua Museum, Oruawhata Drive, Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Adult Museum: $20.00
  • Child Museum: $8.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Rotorua Museum

Anzac Day marks New Zealand’s first major engagement of World War One at Gallipoli, Turkey. While it was a terrible defeat, it has gone on to become a legend of sacrifice.

Following the dawn parade on Monday 25 April 2016, Rotorua Museum will open early from 7am. Visitors can come to reflect and to commemorate all the men and women who have served their country, showing courage and loyalty.

Take time to remember those whose lives have been lost by writing a message on a poppy. These poppies can be added to our Anzac Day remembrance displays.

Over 1000 poppies, made by the Rotorua community and the Rotorua Yarnbombers, will be on display in a dramatic memorial banner hanging in the Museum foyer.

Don’t miss the moving 28 Maori Battalion film which runs every 30 minutes throughout the day.

Visit Balls, Bullets and Boots – From Rugby Field to Battlefield, an interactive multimedia exhibition that looks at the legacy of the First World War through the eyes of 15 New Zealand rugby players and one woman coach.

The Museum Café will be open from 7am for hot drinks, delicious Anzac biscuits and all-day breakfast.

Entry is included in Rotorua Museum’s admission price, which is free for Rotorua residents with relevant ID. General Museum admission: Adults $20, seniors $18 and children $8.
For further information please contact Rotorua Museum, phone 07 350 1814 or email

Image credit: Anzac remembrance boards at Rotorua Museum, 2013.

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