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April, 2020

Sat25Apr6:00 am5:00 pmCancelledCancelled: ANZAC Day 2020 at Auckland Museum6:00 am - 5:00 pm Auckland MuseumType:Culture,FreeAges:All Ages

Anzac Day Commemorated At Auckland War Memorial Museum

When

(Saturday) 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Where

Auckland Museum

Auckland Domain, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Event Details

Cancelled

Join Auckland Museum this Anzac Day for commemorative services, tours, music and poetry.

Entry to the Museum is free to everyone on Anzac Day. The Museum will open immediately following the Dawn Service.

Dawn Service
6 AM
COURT OF HONOUR

Civic Service 
11 AM
COURT OF HONOUR

After the Anzac Day services, visit the commemorative galleries for your own personal reflections and to discover more about New Zealand’s history and involvement in WWI and WWII.

Cantare and Choralation Choirs
Approx. 6.40AM, directly following the Dawn Service
WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2

As the sun rises on Anzac Day, join Cantare and Choralation as they welcome the Dawn in the evocative surroundings of the WWI Hall of Memories, with a programme of reflection and remembrance. Cantare is Westlake Girls’ premier choir, which won their consecutive Gold Award at the Big Sing in 2019, and Choralation is the combined Westlake Girls’ and Westlake Boys’ High Schools choir, who also won a Gold Award at 2019’s Big Sing.

Military Service Research 
6.45AM – 5PM
POU MAUMAHARA MEMORIAL DISCOVERY CENTRE, LEVEL 2

In Pou Maumahara, you can discover more about a service person using Online Cenotaph and other library resources.

Holding Hands in Peace Craft
6.45AM – 3PM
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL, LEVEL 1
Draw yourself on the doll template, then add yourself to the human chain holding hands on the world map.

Messages of Hope
6.45AM – 5PM
WWI HALL OF MEMORIES
Write a wish for peace or a message of hope for the many children living in war-torn countries today.

WWI and WWII Tours
7.15AM, 8.15AM, 9.15AM, 12.30PM, 1.30PM, 2.30PM AND 3.30PM
MEET OUTSIDE PACIFIC LIFEWAYS, GROUND LEVEL
Join the experienced guides and explore the stories of the First and Second World Wars.

Auckland Youth Choir – Meditations on Mercy and Innocence
8.30AM
WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
On this day of remembrance, Auckland Youth Choir perform a selection of poignant pieces under the musical direction of Lachlan Craig as we contemplate mercy and innocence.

Lest We Forget Poetry Competition Finalists
9.30AM
WWII HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
Join  in support of the finalists of the  Lest We Forget Poetry Competition, as they read out their winning entries. Finalists were asked to create a response in poetry or prose to the theme of “Children of War”.

Cantare and Choralation Choirs 
Approx 12 NOON, directly following the Civic Service
WWI HALL OF MEMORIES, LEVEL 2
Cantare and Choralation Choirs from Westlake Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools returns to present another programme of reflection and remembrance.

Price

FREE

Organiser

Auckland MuseumAuckland War Memorial Museum tells the story of New Zealand, its place in the Pacific and its people. The Museum is a war memorial for the province.

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