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Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

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Address: 64 King Edward Parade, Devonport 0624, New Zealand
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+64 9-445 5186
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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This place has a wonderful layout with some beautiful history and interactive displays. My favourite thing about the museum is that it has the most beautiful views on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place has a wonderful layout with some beautiful history and interactive displays. My favourite thing about the museum is that it has the most beautiful views on the cityscape while being surrounded by history it definitely gave me a feeling of something more that the CBD just couldn't deliver

Thank Eatsoutalotnz
Brisbane, Queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a Goldilocks museum: not too big, not too small but just right. The museum does an excellent job of showcasing the fascinating history of the Royal NZ Navy from when it was rented ships from the British Government to WWI and the present day. It is free, easy to find and has lots of interesting and touching stories... More 

Thank geographyguy_11
North Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

By building on the long-standing connection of Devonport to the NZ Navy this small museum tackles a narrow subject matter very well. From contributions to British war efforts to current day Antartic supply runs the efforts of Naval men and women are well documented.

Thank garjon47
Hamilton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the lovely 20min walk from the Devonport Ferry , past the Beaches & beautiful old homes , to the Naval Museum . You will find a very comprehensive history of the N Z Navy with exhibits of great interest to most of us . The museum is well set up but probably a bit crowded which is a bit... More 

Thank David W
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked all the way around the Devonport harbour/shore to get here. Promising reviews motivated us. The museum itself was clean, quiet and the people were friendly. The musuem is filled with real objects and artifatcs you can touch and play with so that is good for teh kids. BUt if you're like me and couldnt care less about boats... More 

Thank TheRoastTurkey
Swansea, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk along the coast road from the town for a leisurely 20 minutes, past some superb houses to come to the Navy museum. It's small, it's free but it packs a lot into the small building it's in. It took me about 40 minutes to view most of what was on offer before joining my wife in the cafe for... More 

Thank GorsJoe
North Haven
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is very interesting and it is free. It is well worth a visit with plenty to read and look at.

Thank Trippin' T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Torpedo Bay during a walk in scenic Devonport. Stopped in at the cafe to shelter from a rain shower. Food was good and service friendly. Had a short look around the museum. Highlight was the boat shed that contains old whalers and sailing dingies nicely restored.

Thank OutlookNZ
Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great museum, heaps of exhibits with lots of info, and just when you thought you were finished, there was another room.

Thank Marian K
Auckland, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Popped in to the museum for a quick visit on a sunny day after walking around the tunnels and taking in the sun and views on Devonport heads. Some impressive displays of guns, ship models, uniforms, videos, and pictures! We also had lunch at the cafe which is right outside the museum.

Thank lmcs1104

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