One of our favorite things in Wellington was visiting the Te Papa Museum. It was a remarkable experience!
We enjoyed the displays throughout the museum - the giant squid, the Maori history, and so much more. But one of the most powerful exhibits was the Gallipoli Scale of War exhibit. that has been created by Sir Peter Jackson and his team.
"This ground-breaking exhibition tells the story of the Gallipoli campaign in World War I through the eyes and words of eight ordinary New Zealanders who found themselves in extraordinary circumstances. Each is captured frozen in a moment of time on a monumental scale – 2.4 times human size. The large-scale sculptures took a staggering 24,000 hours to create, and countless hours were spent researching their rich histories. Cutting-edge technology was used to create 3-D maps, projections, miniatures, models, dioramas, and interactive experiences to bring this story to life. In total, 2,779 Kiwis lost their lives on Gallipoli, and many others were scarred for ever.
takes you to the core of this defining event."