Pou Maumahara
Memorial Discovery Centre
Years 1 to 8Years 9 to 13Years 1 to 13Early childhood education
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Terms 1–4
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Auckland Museum
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This programme is for the following year groups: Years 4–6, Years 7–8, Years 9–13

Pou Maumahara, our Memorial Discovery Centre, is a place for visitors to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.

Pou Maumahara is home to Auckland Museum's Online Cenotaph. Visitors can explore the stories behind photos, diaries and military collections, and contribute further knowledge and information to create a legacy for future generations.

Hundreds of unique New Zealand war medals are on display, each one connected to an individual story. Explore the stories of these medals and their recipients through digital interactives.

The Discovery Centre is staffed by our very knowledgeable volunteers and space is provided for people to plug in laptops, sit down with books and soak up the rich history around them.

This is a self guided experience but bookings are essential.

Please note: Your booking does not provide exlusive use of the space/gallery.

Learning Outcomes
Learners will:

· Reflect on the New Zealand war experience through enquiry and research

· Explore the Museum’s medal collection and learn about these taonga

· Discover and research war and family history, with a particular focus to Auckland Museum’s Online Cenotaph

Image details: 'Our Soldier's Flag' New Zealand Ensign fundraising signature flag, WW1, Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, F016 © Auckland Museum CC BY

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