Inside Gallipoli: talks, tours, and teas

Inside Gallipoli: talks, tours, and teas

Continuing Te Papa’s ongoing programme of events in association with the exhibition Gallipoli: the scale of our war, during two weeks, Monday 21 August – Friday 1 September, a special programme of talks, tours and tea will be offered.

Discover more of the exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war in this special series of three lectures and tours, and enjoy a Devonshire tea afterwards.

History Curator Kirstie Ross will present three lectures describing the everyday lives and experiences of the New Zealanders on Gallipoli and the Western Front, and what life was like at home.  These lectures are free and are presented on Te Marae, Level 4.  Bookings are not required.

Tuesday 22 August, 11.15am – 12noon
Food during the Great War
History Curators Kirstie Ross and Dr Katie Cooper will discuss how soldiers cooked during World War I, and what food their families sent them?  You will hear about the methods of cooking, trench food, and food parcels that families sent to soldiers at the front.

Thursday 24 August, 11.15am – 12noon
Personal Treasures from the Great War
What were the personal treasures that soldiers, and their loved ones at home, cherished during World War I? Hear about the many unique objects that connected soldiers on the home front with their families and loved ones.

Wednesday 30 August, 11.15am – 12noon
Nurses and Patients
Lottie Le Gallais and Daisy Hitchcock nursed soldiers at the front during the First World War. (Lottie is also one of the ‘giants’ in the Gallipoli exhibition.) Hear about their experiences, and what life was like for soldiers in military hospitals.

Monday 21 August – Friday 1 September (weekdays only) 1pm – 1.30pm
Explore one aspect in detail of the exhibition Gallipoli: The scale of our war in a 30-minute tour by one of Te Papa’s experienced Hosts.
Each tour is different and one tour is available each weekday between Monday 21 August and Friday 1 September.
The tours are free and booking is essential.  Numbers are limited.  Book online here.

Take time out with an irresistible scone and hot drink.
For $8, enjoy a scone with strawberry jam and fresh whipped cream, plus a hot drink of your choice – a timeless treat!
Available at Espresso cafe, Level 4, 10am–6pm (last orders 5pm).

You can also receive a 20% discount on all items at Te Papa Store, Level 2 – the specialist shop for World War I books and other merchandise.