National War Memorial building closed for workThe National War Memorial Building and Carillon tower are currently closed, except for commemorations and ceremonies, while we seismically strengthen the Carillon Tower. The rest of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is open.Visitor informationCreated in 2015, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park is the national place for New Zealanders to remember and reflect on this country’s experience of war, military conflict, and peacekeeping, and how that experience shapes our ideals and sense of national identity. The park commemorates more than 30,000 New Zealanders who died in conflict and honours all who have served.The park is on Buckle Street - between Taranaki Street and Tory Street - in central Wellington, just a 15-minute walk from Te Papa and the city’s waterfront. The most accessible entrance can be found at 197 Tory Street. Pukeahu Park guide Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in central Wellington is a public gathering place for ceremonial occasions and quiet reflection. Find out more about the memorials in the park and nearby sites. AdmissionThere are no admission charges to visit the park or the National War Memorial.Opening hoursPukeahu National War Memorial Park can be visited any time.School visitsPukeahu offers a free hands-on opportunity to explore a range of themes related to the history of Aotearoa New Zealand. More information on the educational experiences available for groups and schools can be found on NZ History’s Te Akomanga space.Te Akomanga (NZHistory)Group visitsIf you have a group of six or more people who would like to book in for a free tour or have further questions about educational opportunities at the park, please contact us at:[email protected]Keep up to date with PukeahuPukeahu National War Memorial Park (Facebook)Pukeahu National War Memorial Park (Instagram)Getting to the parkPublic TransportVisit Metlink for public transport options. A number of buses travel along Taranaki Street with the closest bus stop just past the intersection of Taranaki and Buckle Street.MetlinkParkingThere is limited, free two-hour parking available for visitors on the northern side of the park by Mount Cook School. Access to free parking is via Martin Square, off Taranaki Street.Access to some pay and display parking is via Buckle Street, off Tasman Street (behind the National War Memorial).AccessibilityTwo mobility parks can be found parallel to Buckle Street, off Martin Square.Ceremonies at PukeahuThe following ceremonies are held every year at the park. Anzac Day25 AprilKorean War commemoration25 JuneVietnam Veterans’ Day18 AugustMerchant Navy Day3 SeptemberMalaya/Malaysia/Borneo commemoration16 SeptemberArmistice Day11 November National War Memorial protocols The National War Memorial’s governance is administered by Manatū Taonga, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, through the National War Memorial Act 1992.