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Address: Hyde Park, London W2 2UH, England

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Intriguing Sculpture

The New Zealand Memorial in London's Hyde Park Corner is designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith and sculptor Paul Dibble. The memorial dedicated to the New Zealanders who saw... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rubaiyat E S
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The New Zealand Memorial in London's Hyde Park Corner is designed by architect John Hardwick-Smith and sculptor Paul Dibble. The memorial dedicated to the New Zealanders who saw military service in New Zealand or overseas, including in the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (NZEF or 2NZEF) of World War I and II, the Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Navy.... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the newer memorials in the area having only been completed in 2006 but comprises of metal pillars containing many symbols from New Zealand and commemorates all of the New Zealander's from the two world wars and called 'The Southern Stand' You have to walk amongst it if you are walking that way which is how the... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were visiting UK from New Zealand and this is the second time of visiting the NZ Memorial. It's still a great work - in my mind one of the best - simple but very symbolic. The symbols on the pillars mean a lot to us, and the simplicity of the crosses speaks a lot about our Nation. It's also... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The New Zealand Memorial is one full of symbolistic and it may not be understood from the first glance, but as you approach and you see the symbols sculpted on each pillar, the image will become clearer (even the metal standards' angle is resembling the haka dance).

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Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

...of the extend of reach if wars. This is a memorial for thousands who died from NZ in both the first and second world wars. Designed by New Zealanders, on a sunny day the crosses shine and reflect the sun soberly, making it both beautiful and saddening.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

It's nice that this memorial is actually something many people will walk through and it might make them take a look more than if it was just off to one side. There are many elements of New Zealand represented on the posts and it's nice to go around them all, which I would encourage you to do rather than just... More 

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Rijeka, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Opposite the Australian War Memorial, this one is dedicated to thousands of soldiers from New Zealand who served in the British Army during the First and Second World Wars. It comprises sixteen bronze metal standards representing the layout of warriors performing a haka, the traditional war dance of the Maori people.

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Seeing the Memorial in-the-flesh is much better than what it looks like in photos and news clips. Each of the steel cross-like posts has New Zealand icon featured and a story or fact about New Zealand cleverly emblazoned on it. So, getting up close is important. To walk amongst the posts is a sobering and proud experience... a little part... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

As memorials go this one is really quite striking and well thought out not a real tourist attraction unless you are from New Zealand I guess but worth a look if you are passing

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Rotherham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

As part of a very quick tour of the various war memorials set around the Wellington Monument, I took advantage of the emerging sun at the end of a very long day to capture a few views of this monument - it deserves a lot more time to fully appreciate it...

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