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Mid winter stop at The National Army Museum

Well laid out, highly educational and culturally significant. I found the medal room especially... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Grant L
Fantastic!

What an awesome, well set out and amazing experience! We called in here on Saturday with our 10 and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
daregirlzone7
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Masterton, New Zealand
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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...more
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State Highway 1, Waiouru 4861, New Zealand
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+64 6-387 6911
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Well laid out, highly educational and culturally significant. I found the medal room especially interesting and would have spent more time in there if the kids weren’t constantly in a rush to move on. I will return and see if I can find information on...More

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Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the feedback. Next time get the kids to try the Animal Activity trail where they can earn medals along the way, this way you can spend a little longer looking at what you wish to see and they are still occupied. Feel...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome, well set out and amazing experience! We called in here on Saturday with our 10 and 12 year old boys and spent nearly 3 hours reading, interacting and learning some remarkable things. The boys headed off on a treasure hunt around the...More

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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 are glad your boys also enjoyed our tailored treasure hunt.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had visited this museum four years ago. Their current exhibits on World War I were informative and drew you into the lives of soldiers who had fought that war. I found it filled many of my knowledge gaps about that war. Exhibits also covered...More

Thank Richard J
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your time here at the National Army Museum. We love that even after previous visits people can still learn things from us. Hopefully we shall see you in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely well laid out and informative museum focusing on NZ's involvements in various conflicts. The Passchendaele exhibit (which I think is coming to an end) is really excellent. We were there in the school holidays and there was a staff member in the kids' room...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a good time exploring this museum. Is laid out very well and has really awesome artefacts from different wars. Lots of interesting information, far too much to read in one trip there. Cool activity for kids and I loved how it covered lots of...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was a horrible day weather wise and mountain closed so took kids across to kill time. A lot more than I was expecting, wished I had more time at my own pace so as to read more. The amount of relics was incredible and...More

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

Thanks for your comments. The Museum is a wonderful option for those families visiting the region on a rainy day. I hope you managed some skiing too.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Recently stayed overnight, great free camping out the back if you are self contained security usually come and check, museum opens 9.00 to 4,30 available toilets over the road 24/7 Staff at Museum were great of note where Esther and Penny, cafe is also great...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

the adults enjoyed this and the staff had cleverly made a check off game that meant the kids searched for the items allowing mum and dad time to view everything.. very clever. we arrived a bit late in the day and they gave us pass...More

Thank andreandshell
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thank you for the feedback and make sure you come back and finish your visit as we know there is a lot to see. Next time get the kids to try the Animal Activity trail where they can earn medals along the way.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Well presented, thorough history of the journey that our fabulous Army has undertaken. Plenty to read, see and listen to. Perhaps a misunderstanding on our part; disappointed that the museum wasn't more interactive, especially for children. Unfortunately you couldn't climb on any vehicles or get...More

Thank SarahGkiwi
Nicola B, Manager at National Army Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks for your comments. Yes there is a balance between preserving artefacts and allowing visitors to interact with them. We are always looking at new ways we can provide new interactive elements especially for children and hence the Kidz HQ space where kids can try...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018 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 18 April 2018

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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