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October School Holiday Programme
Around the World
Unfurl your maps and ready your sea legs, as we embark on a journey of a lifetime, Navy Museum style! These October school holidays, take a magnificent trip around the world (in a day or less) and travel from its vibrant centres to far-flung corners!
Learn about people and the wondrous places the Royal New Zealand Navy has interacted with over time – from the towering redwoods of the United States to the sweet-scented cherry blossoms of Japan, from the bustling islands of Great Britain to the chilly unknowns of Antarctica – there is so much to see and explore!
You will search the museum high and low for objects to pack in your suitcase, solve riddles, and complete activities in your trusty travel booklet.
Use your newfound knowledge to create your very own travel plan of where you will want to visit, and who you’ll meet on your journey, and then craft a paper fold-able camera to capture all of your memories.
When: Saturday 28 September – Sunday 13 October 10am – 4pm, daily except Sat 5th Oct
Cost: $5 per child
Suitable for ages 3+
Parental supervision required.
How are you funding the restoration and fit out of the mine stores?
The New Zealand Defence Force are funding the restoration of the mine stores. The Navy Museum has fundraised over $750,000 to go towards the fit out of the mine stores to create two new gallery spaces and a new modern learning space.
I’d been working for NZDF at the Naval Base as a Human Resource Advisor and the Navy Museum was part of my portfolio, so I’d had several years of working with and getting to know the Museum team.
After some serious persuading, Brian’s father finally gave his permission for the 16 ½ year old to join the RNZN. He recalls his time at HMNZS Tamaki as a bit of a shock.
As we commemorate the centenary of the German Armistice we also remember the influenza pandemic. By October 31st 1918, the H1N1 Influenza virus had spread across the world. Primarily seen as a civilian tragedy, its effect on the war and the military forces should not be forgotten.
During my career, I have most enjoyed working in industries which have some element of creativity, and do some social good. I have long been interested in history, particularly military history. The 10 minute walk from home, through a park and beside a beach, also helps.
The role was in my community, yay! The Navy and its story has been part of my and my family’s world for a long time. I had visited the Museum on many occasions and was moved by the stories of individuals and fascinating collection pieces just waiting to be discovered.