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National Army Museum

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State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
+64 6-387 6911
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Brilliantly done

I saw people of all ages learning so much from this experience. There are activities for the young... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CLW062
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Brilliant, a must stop if you’re passing.

Brilliant museum, great displays, so much to see and read and listen to. Quality shop and excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ozdivergt
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Murray Bridge, Australia
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The National Army Museum, is an army war museum in Waiouru, New Zealand, providing access to a unique collection of military exhibits, vehicles, memorabilia and public research material. The Museum is guardian to many of our national treasures, the displays are exceptional, the experience unforgettable.The Museum's Military Archive & Research Library is one of the leading military research centres in New Zealand. The Museum Gift Shop has an assortment of quality products for any special occasion. Kidz HQ is an interactive area for the children to enjoy; with puzzles, dress up and so much more. Our Cafe offers an array of tempting morsels to satisfy your taste buds.The National Army Museum open from 9.00am - 4.30pm seven days a week (with the exception of Christmas Day when the Museum is closed). Discover New Zealand's military history, engage with real life soldiers' stories and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation.
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“couple of hours” (14 reviews)
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State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
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+64 6-387 6911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I saw people of all ages learning so much from this experience. There are activities for the young to keep the focussed. Good combination of facts and personal accounts.

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time here at the National Army Museum. We aim to provide an gratifying experience for all ages while showcasing the knowledge and rich history that surrounds the New Zealand Army.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant museum, great displays, so much to see and read and listen to. Quality shop and excellent cafe. Don’t drive past this.

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to have you back in the future.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is set as chronological order by the time. The displays and the paths are in order from the first NZ war in NZ land when British Army coming to NZ for the first time and had conflicts with Maori, and then continue to...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is well worth seeing. The displays are exceptional. Very well thought out. My husband and I are visiting from Australia and found it very sombre. There are lifts if you are unable to walk the stairs.

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. Australia also has a wonderful museum in the Australian War Memorial I assume you have been too. I hope you have enjoyed your time in NZ.

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

The museum interprets the history of NZ at war thoroughly. Its collections are extensive and its displays are well interpreted and easy to follow. Display panels are generally of a size that are easy to read. There is a program to encourage children. Staff are...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We aim to provide an gratifying experience for all ages and to provide you with the best customer service.

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

My husband is interested in military history and my father was in the NZ Army, so this visit was most enjoyable. The presentation of all the displays is incredible, so much detail and information. It is a first class Museum and the building itself is...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2018

We appreciate your comments and thoughts and we are glad you enjoyed your visit so much. We also thank your father for his service.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A must if you are in the area. Collection of armoured vehicles on display is great, also a lot of interesting exhibits inside. If you are interested in military history, definitely go there. Highly recommended place!More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks for your comments. The museum also has a large collection of vehicles in storage, many that go and that we try and bring out for events every now and again. The Museum Trust is planning its next fundraising project to be a large indoor...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

On my way from Wellington to Helensville,decided to have a break,and where better than this incredibly interesting museum. Having spent time at the wonderful “Te Papa” museum in Wellington,on numerous occasions,I was very impressed with the displays available. The staff I came into contact with...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your kind words and glad you enjoyed the museum so much.

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

What an excellent museum honouring New Zealand's war history. Really suitable for all ages with a special children's room with lots of engaging activities. It is well worth spending the time to read all the information But if that isn't possible the exhibits themselves are...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the museum and how they kept the kids entertained with different activities, the stories are amazing to read

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit, thanks for letting us know.

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