A Minecraft exhibition will be a part of the Auckland War Memorial Museum’s commemorative Anzac Day programme marking the centenary of the Gallipoli Landings.

Gallipoli in Minecraft will give families a chance to explore the Gallipoli campaign through the game when the exhibition opens on Friday April 24.

Gallipoli was created in-game over the course of a year by students from Alfriston College in Auckland.

The students worked in collaboration with the museum, utilising its First World War collections to re-create the landscape of Gallipoli in 1915.

The exhibition will showcase the work of the students alongside the collection items that inspired their efforts, and the map will also be available for download on Anzac Day.

“Anzac Day brings communities together to remember those who served for New Zealand at Gallipoli and in other conflicts”, said Auckland Museum director Sally Manuireva.

“From our new exhibition, Gallipoli in Minecraft, through to our ‘Illuminate’ screenings, packed offering on Anzac Day, and He Pou Aroha –Community Cenotaph programme, the Museum will give visitors a chance to learn about the Gallipoli campaign and First World War 100 years on, remembering the bravery and commitment shown by those who served at home and abroad.”

You can check out the museum’s full Anzac week programme here.