Visiting Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is a time to reflect, but also to learn. A visit to the park is an essential experience for schools investigating themes relating to New Zealand's military history and concepts relating to national identity, expressions of citizenship and commemoration.
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park group visits
Our education team offers facilitated visits to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park for school and other groups.
What you need to know
- A minimum of one hour is recommended to explore Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and visit the National War Memorial. Schools are welcome to lay a wreath at the conclusion of their visit however we recommend you allow an additional 15 minutes for this.
- Group size is limited to 35 or fewer, although larger groups may be accommodated by prior arrangement.
- For school visits, standard adult-to-student ratios apply.
- Pukeahu is suitable for all ages.
- Bookings are essential.
The above form is to be used for school visits to both the National War Memorial and The Great War Exhibition. Further details are available on The Great War Exhibition's website.
Additional material for schools
Additional material will be available online to help schools prepare for visits and to support their learning during and following a visit. This material will also support those unable to visit in person.
Click here to download three colouring-in sheets featuring images from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.
For further information about the education programme at Pukeahu, email: email@example.com
Find out more about our education programme.
Exterior of the Education Centre in August 2016.
In August 2016 the Queen Elizabeth II Pukeahu Education Centre at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park was opened by His Excellency the Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae accompanied by the Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key and the Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Hon Maggie Barry. Learn more about this historic building here.