On 15 August 1945, the most destructive conflict in human history finally ended, with Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). This photographic exhibition, featuring images drawn from our archives, is a record of that momentous time, when the nation celebrated and our Air Force began the gradual transition from war to peace.
Before the electronic age and mass media, posters were considered an effective means of spreading a public message. This exhibition contains some interesting examples from our collection of British instructional posters, as used by the RNZAF.
Victoria Cross on Display
Come and see Leonard Trent’s Victoria Cross, the only one in our collection.
Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence
Welcome to Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence, an online exhibition exploring the journeys of women serving in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) since gender integration.
Do you have something that you’d like to share in our online exhibition? It doesn’t need to be old – museums also collect stories about things that have happened recently and are happening now, so that these stories can be told to people in the future.
Follow the journey of a prisoner of war in Europe during World War Two in this interactive exhibition which will engage visitors of all ages.
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