Hosted Visit, open to individuals and small groups: join our popular tour of the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film ‘Poles Apart’.
The programme will start at 10am, with a look around the Lower Gallery, and follow with a talk starting at 10.15, then the film Poles Apart which is one hour, starting at 10.30. with free time after the film to wander the exhibits again ands visit the Upper Gallery.
We will serve morning tea at approx. 10.15am. Price is $10 cash per person. Morning tea / coffee / biscuits included. Bookings not required.
‘Poles Apart’ (1 hour) tells the poignant story and background of 733 Polish children and 102 adults who came to live in Pahiatua, New Zealand, 1944. These survivors were forcibly deported from Poland to Russia during World War 2 then evacuated to Persia during a short amnesty. They eventually found a home in New Zealand.
Museum founder Mr John Roy-Wojceichowski is one of the children,