16/09 GW: Trench Experience

Date/Time
Date(s) - 16/09/2018
10:00 - 14:00

Location
Dominion Museum

Categories


TRENCH EXPERIENCE – QUINNS POST https://www.greatwarexhibition.nz/

Location:  Dominion Museum Building, Buckle St which is adjacent to the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Date and Time  Sunday 16 September  Arrive at Museum foyer by 10:00 ready for tours departing 10:30.

The Trench Experience tour takes 30 minutes, with parties of 6 or 7 departing at 10 minute intervals.

Access and Parking:  Public car parking is available at the front of the Dominion Museum Building.
Accessible parking bays are also available right outside the building.
Entry by car is via Tory/Tasman Street through Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Exit is via Taranaki Street.

We have a lunch booking at La Cloche cafe at 134 Old Hutt Road, from 11:45. Parking is available behind the BMW dealer next door.

Please Advise Interest by Wednesday 12th Sept

In order to confirm likely numbers could you please indicate your interest, by tour option and for lunch. Please advise Grant at:

grandia@xtra.co.nz

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In April of this year the Great War Exhibition at the Dominion Museum Building added a Trench Experience, which is a guided tour of a trench environment:

“Live moment to moment, as the ANZAC troops did in the trenches at Gallipoli, only a bomb’s throw away from the Turks. In this unique re-creation of Quinn’s Post, encounter the noise, the explosions, the stench, the confined environment those men had to deal with during the ferocious struggle between opposing forces. At times confronting, this will be an experience like no other!”

Tour Options

There are three tour options built around the Trench Experience, with discounted prices for GWCCC:

  1. Trench Experience only. $15 per person
  2. Self-guided entry into the main Exhibition space and a Trench Experience.   $25.00pp
  3.  Fully guided tour of the main Exhibition space and a Trench Experience. $34.00pp

The organisers offer the following advice for the Trench Experience

  • Sections of the experience are constricted in height and width (ceiling heights drop to 1600mm with narrow passages of 700mm).
  • There are 23 steps within the experience and the ground is uneven. Care must be taken and low-heeled footwear must be worn. There is no wheelchair access, nor are there handrails.
  • Theatrical lighting and loud sounds are used.
  • There is ‘minor’ use of offensive language (probably as expected by Kiwi soldiers).

Date and Time

Sunday 16 September

Arrive at Museum foyer by 10:00 ready for tours departing 10:30.

The Trench Experience tour takes 30 minutes, with parties of 6 or 7 departing at 10 minute intervals.

The fully guided tour plus trench experience (option 3) departs at 10:30. The guided tour takes about 45 minutes then a short break followed by the next available 30 minute trench experience (around 1 1/2 hours altogether).  So, if you want to take this option you will need to be at the museum by 10:00.

Location

Dominion Museum Building, Buckle St which is adjacent to the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park.

Public car parking is available at the front of the Dominion Museum Building.  Accessible parking bays are also available right outside the building. Entry by car is via Tory/Tasman Street through Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Exit is via Taranaki Street.

Pay and display parking operates between 9 am and 6 pm daily for a fee of $4 per hour

Lunch

We should all be trenched by lunchtime.

We have a lunch booking at La Cloche cafe at 134 Old Hutt Road, from 11:45.

Parking is available behind the BMW dealer next door.

Please Advise Interest by Wednesday 12th10 Sept

In order to confirm likely numbers could you please indicate your interest, by tour option and for lunch. Please advise Grant at:

grandia@xtra.co.nz

thank you

 

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