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Balls, Bullets & Boots

Mar 30 2019 - Jun 22 2019

Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Palmerston North


Balls, Bullets & Boots takes you from rugby field to battlefield and back, exploring the impact the hostilities had on New Zealand’s signature sport and its sportspeople. Rugby players during the Great War were athletes turned soldiers, making noble sacrifices for their country as they traded the cheers of spectators for the roar of artillery fire.

This exhibition explores the impact on colonial sportsmen (and their loved ones) of war’s harsh realities as they were transplanted from the rugby fields of home overseas to fight for the ‘mother country’. It takes you through a rugby changing room, down into the trenches and more, while viewing a selection of historic objects, memorabilia, multimedia dramatisations and interactive exhibits along the way.

This will be the last chance to see this exhibition before it is decommissioned.

Physical Address

326 Main St, Palmerston North

Contact us

Phone: 06 355 5000Te Manawa: http://www.temanawa.co.nz

Other Important Info

All Ages
Category: Social & Political History
Monday: 10:00am–5:00pmTuesday: 10:00am–5:00pmWednesday: 10:00am–5:00pmThursday: 10:00am–7:30pmFriday: 10:00am–5:00pmSaturday: 10:00am–5:00pmSunday: 10:00am–5:00pm

Facilities / Features

Wheelchair Access

Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.