The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association, Mount Maunganui: Hours, Address, The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association Reviews: 5/5

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association

The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association
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Military Museums • History Museums
Thursday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
A unique record of the military history of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe) from 1890 to 1980. Displays include and Alouette III helicopter, medals, badges, weapons, uniforms, equipment, shop, souvenirs, library and Memorial Garden. Personal service for every visitor. PLEASE NOTE: 1) We are closed on Public Holidays 2)With sufficient notice we will try and accommodate requests to open by appointment outside normal times/days of operation. Please call the mobile phone number above with your request.
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1-2 hours
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Gareth
Opotiki, New Zealand1 contribution
Well worth visiting
Aug 2021 • Solo
Enjoyable visit, interesting exhibits well worth visiting, lots of good merchandise. It is good to see the memories are not lost
Written 7 August 2021
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Thank you for visiting us and leaving this review. Hope to see you again one day. Take care
Written 6 September 2021
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Mike Botha
3 contributions
A visit to The Lion &Tusk museum.
Jun 2021 • Friends
This was my 2nd visit over an 18month time frame, it's obvious that a lot of work has gone into the displays. The material is constantly being updated, & of a very high standard. Many memories came flooding back of my own service during the war... Well worth a visit... The volunteers are helpful & knowledgeable, most having first hand experience of the war. A selection of food products is available, as are non alcoholic beverages... parking is no problem. The extensive library is, in itself, an absolute GEM.... I would highly recommend The Lion & Tusk museum to not only former Rhodesians, but to any persons with an interest in military matters, especially those pertaining to the African continent...
Written 15 June 2021
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Glad you could visit us again. Many thanks for giving us this positive review which we hope will assist other TripAdvisor users. Safe travels.
Written 18 June 2021
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Suresh Syed
1 contribution
A poignant tribute to Rhodesia
Dec 2020
Well worth a visit. Well organised tribute to what might have been a modern African state as compared to what finally happened. Souvenirs have been collected from a range of locations to save them from destruction in what is obviously a labour of love
Written 5 January 2021
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Thank you for leaving this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit - please call again sometime. Take care
Written 18 June 2021
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Craig Currie
1 contribution
This place was incredible - a hidden gem
Dec 2020
This place was incredible - a hidden gem.

We found it by accident, looking for things to do after arriving in Mt Maunganui, but what an awesome surprise. Having read several books on the period I was pleasantly surprised to find a Rhodesian military museum a few blocks from the hotel.

The staff were friendly and informative - passionate in fact - and willing to share a few stories and talk us around the displays. The displays themselves were first rate - as good as the official military museums in Devonport and Waiouru, despite limited space. Cramming a period accurate helicopter was a stroke of genius; the authentic equipment and uniforms donated by former members of the Rhodesian forces.

Nothing like it and again, what a surprise to find such a place on [almost] my back doorstep. I'll go back again and spend half a day there I swear.
Written 13 December 2020
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write this detailed and positive review about your visit. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 23 December 2020
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Carmen
1 contribution
Rhodesian adventure
Nov 2020 • Couples
A hidden treasure! What a trip down memory lane. Very interesting. Great host. Tasty boerewors. Even some cold Castles.
Written 11 November 2020
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Thanks for visiting us and taking time to write this review following our Armistice Day service and social. We look forward to seeing you again.
Written 23 December 2020
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Graeme T
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions
Museum
Sep 2020
It was great for my wife and I to visit the museum. It exceeded our expectations and was great to meet up with a couple of old comrades at the same time. A great conversation ensued. I thoroughly recommend this attraction. Graeme & Sharon Trass, Taupo
Written 29 September 2020
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.
Written 1 October 2020
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Ken Johnstone
1 contribution
A hidden gem in Tauranga.
Sep 2020
Recently visited the Lion and Tusk Museum in Tauranga. It is a most impressive display of Rhodesiana Military Memorabilia with a couple of special displays highlighting Kiwis who served in the Rhodesian Army. The Museum is manned by knowledgeable volunteers who are available to answer any questions. A must visit for all residents and visitors to Tauranga. To get the most benefit spend a couple of hours enjoying the displays and browsing the extensive library.
Written 25 September 2020
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Thank you for visiting The Lion and Tusk Museum and taking the time to leave this review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again.
Written 1 October 2020
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Steve
1 contribution
A worthwhile visit
Jun 2020 • Solo
This is an absolutely awesome collection of military artifacts and memorabilia, I highly recommend visiting
Written 21 June 2020
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Thank you for visiting us and leaving this review.
Written 8 August 2020
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wellybonds
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Superb
Jun 2020
A trip down memory lane and so worth a visit. We drove especially from Wellington to Tauranga to view this museum as we had heard rave reviews. Well done to all who have set this up and remembered brave men. It was well worth the visit and the information.
Maureen and Laurie Bond
Written 13 June 2020
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Thank you for making a special trip to visit us and taking the time to do this review. Your support is much appreciated
Written 8 August 2020
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Dave
Levin, New Zealand1 contribution
Excellent compact museum
Jan 2020
A must see for anyone with interest in relatively recent military history, the cold war as fought out by proxy in a part of Africa, a multi-faceted clash of cultures, the end of the British Empire, and part of the background to the economic and counter –democratic disaster that is modern day Zimbabwe. Courage, savagery, atrocities, the Battle of Britain spirit, the murderous hand of international geo politics, a small lost world the memory of which is about to vanish into the sands of time.
We are blessed to have this resource available in New Zealand. Comprehensive and accessible exhibits, videos and library. Close to the Classic Flyers Museum.
Written 31 January 2020
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Thank you for visiting us and leaving this review, it is much appreciated.
Written 8 August 2020
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The Lion & Tusk - Museum of the Rhodesian Services Association is open:
  • Thu - Sun 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM