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National Army Museum

State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
+64 6-387 6911
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A great idea to stop!

On my way from Wellington to Helensville,decided to have a break,and where better than this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
STEVE CLARK
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NORTHOLT ENGLAND
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A very thoughtful presentation

What an excellent museum honouring New Zealand's war history. Really suitable for all ages with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Firsttimetripper
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Canberra, 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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State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank STEVE CLARK
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Firsttimetripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well laid out museum. Great kids room and good museum kid activities. Kids can try on different outfits and hats. Lots of great information. Lots of great displays. My kids said the displays look like there are real people in them. That being said, wars...More

1  Thank mtngirl38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a wet day, and stayed long after the sun came out. Totally entranced - the museum kept us engaged and entertained for well over two hours, telling the military history of New Zealand. The hall of Remembrance at the entrance is beautiful...More

1  Thank janddp29
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful comments

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a rainy summer's day not really sure what to expect. The displays were excellent and covered military action from the NZ wars through to Afghanistan. There were a couple of special exhibitions including an excellent photographic display of the tunnels at Arras....More

Thank kiwipippa
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Displays are too busy - no overviews to get the gist of what you reading about, so it's difficult to get a reference in your head of when and where the battle/war you are reading about occurred Audio playing constantly when you are trying to...More

Thank travellingwillberez
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry you had such a disappointing experience which is in direct contrast to the rest of feedback we receive. The museum is laid out in chronological order and each gallery has a sign corresponding to the battle or campaign the NZ soldiers fought...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

Been in many museums over the years but hats off to those that came up with the concept for this one. Well laid out with excellent displays and info. Well worth a visit on the road to Wellington. Staff were super , friendly and competent....More

Thank JMcK57
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks for your wonderful feedback.

Reviewed 10 January 2018

A real part of NZ's history (although entry fee is $15.00 which is a little steep for a museum). If the history of our army is of interest then this is a must visit with lots of information and facts.

Thank Trina M
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks Trina - glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Had been promising our son a visit when we were next passing through. Fantastic place to visit, kids loved the war history. Gave us an insight into what our grandparents went through. Would love to see some recognition of the more recent conflicts and to...More

1  Thank Graeme S
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago
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