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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
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10:00 - 17:00
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Lots and lots to look at!!

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

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Marian K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

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Thank Marian K
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having lived in Plymouth England where Devonport is a symbolic an dintegral part of the city and its heritage a visit to Devonport was a must whilst we were in Auckland. A lovely ferry trip after breakfast landed us at a place that ( like so many other places in NZ) was spotless and well cared for. The views across... More 

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Grand Forks, ND
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful overview of NZ's naval history, and its role in the wars of the last century. A must-see for anyone interested in history!

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent about 2 hours in the museum and ate at their cafe. The museum should take around 1 hour and it's free to the public. It closes at 5pm so get there before that. The cafe was actually delicious. My friend had a salad and I had the Thai beef salad which was good. The berry smoothie was very... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I do not claim to know much about the history of New Zealand naval warfare. But after my trip to Torpedo Bay I certainly learned a lot about the important place the HRH New Zealand played in WWI history, he Neptune tragedy and the role NZ navy plays in NATO and UN missions. The museum explained the tactical side of... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Tucked away at the end of the road, with limited parking but a great visit lots of interesting exhibits and you can finish off with refreshments at the cafe on the waterfront!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

For those New Zealanders that haven't been go and see this wonderful collection of our Naval past. For overseas visitors its worth a visit for several reasons. One, to look at the achievements of our small but courageous country and secondly, the area is worth strolling around. Devonport is a wonderful place for a stroll. A worthy day out if... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The history of New Zealand's Naval operations are presented in a modern, understandable and lively museum. The staff are very friendly and informative. The museum is situated in the beautiful suburb of Devonport, across the water from Auckland CBD and is easily reached by ferry and a short walk along the sea front. And remarkably, admission is free! There is... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Great location for breakfast or lunch with a view to die for! Seating inside and out, depending on the weather. The breakfast was sufficient to satisfy any hungry diner. The coffee was good and the service very efficient. Great value for money. Another Devonport find!

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