The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience

A world first sensory experience has recently been officially opened at The Great War Exhibition in Wellington

Created by Sir Peter Jackson, The Quinn’s Post Trench Experience combines his world acclaimed storytelling artistry with a personal passion for First World War military history and stories of the experiences of New Zealand soldiers.

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Credit: The Great War Exhibition

Set at Quinn’s Post, a tenuously held frontline position on the Gallipoli Peninsula, visitors will enter another world of the grit and hardship experienced by New Zealand soldiers during this ill-fated campaign.

With the help of cutting-edge technology, visitors will be guided through Quinn’s Post by the ghosts of New Zealand soldiers. Guests will experience the sights, sounds, and even smells of Gallipoli 1915.

This addition to The Great War Exhibition provides visitors the opportunity to experience the bleak and dangerous conditions soldiers endured during the Gallipoli campaign. The exhibition opened as New Zealanders and Australians prepared for ANZAC Day on April 25—a national day for both countries to pay tribute to the brave people that were in Gallipoli. 

More than 350 intricately timed DMX lighting, audio, and video circuits are controlled over a dedicated network. More than 50 speakers and 38 amplifiers installed throughout the experience ensure visitors feel totally immersed in the atmosphere.

This is the latest addition to the groundbreaking Great War Exhibition, which opened in Wellington in April 2015. The exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson and supported by ANZ, commemorates the role played by New Zealand in the First World War and has received international acclaim since its opening. It is the highest rating five-star attraction on TripAdvisor in Wellington.

The Great War Exhibition is located in the Dominion Museum building and forms an integral part of Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. The exhibition is open daily between 9am and 6pm. Admission fees apply.

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