The New Zealand Liberation Museum – Te Arawhata was developed by the New Zealand Memorial Museum Trust – Le Quesnoy (NZMMT-LQ).
Inspired by the themes of freedom, friendship and future, the Trust has created a place to honour the remarkable actions of New Zealand soldiers who liberated the town of Le Quesnoy and fought in World War One. It is also a place that acknowledges the enduring friendship between the people of Le Quesnoy and New Zealand.
The Trust has raised nearly $15 million so far through private donations to fund the project. Fundraising continues.
The museum is located in a renovated mansion house which was the former World War One mayoral home and later the headquarters of the local Gendarmerie (French Police). The NZMMT-LQ purchased the building in 2017 and it has been renovated over the past two years.
Site designed and developed by Great North