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Now on: Enduring the Inferno

World War One had an enduring impact on South Canterbury, New Zealand and the world.  One hundred years ago, on 11 November, fighting ended with the declaration of an armistice. In July the following year the final peace was declared. More than 1000 South Cantabrians died during the war, and several thousands more served their country overseas or at home.

Enduring the inferno is the seventh World War One centennial exhibition from the South Canterbury Museum.  It recounts the main theatres of operations where South Cantabrians served.  Maps, text and audio-visual content explores each of the main theatres: Gallipoli, the Western Front, Palestine & Sinai, the final stages of the war, and the coming of peace.

A reflective space also allows visitors to explore individual soldiers stories, and leave a tribute if they so wish.

Open until 10 February 2019


While you are here .....

For a fantastic free day out in Timaru visit the South Canterbury Museum.

Explore our two levels full of local nature, history and culture, including film presentations in our Heritage Theatre.

With loads of interactive exhibits and special programmes for children and adults, there is something for everyone to enjoy.  Don't miss a great day out!

Please contact us if you would like more information on our special programmes.