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National Army Museum

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Address: State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 387 6911
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Description: The National Army Museum, is an army war museum in Waiouru, New Zealand...
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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A Very Special Place

Yes a very special place , a place so very solemn where one can think of how lucky one is , this is a place which depicts some bad times , where one should respect and truly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Hawke's Bay Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Yes a very special place , a place so very solemn where one can think of how lucky one is , this is a place which depicts some bad times , where one should respect and truly acknowledge what the museum is all about

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

stopped on the way back from wellington, i like the sense of history, and the way it is presented very unmuseum like, with the conflicts the NZ army has fought in from the land wars up to iraq and aghanistan, the sections on the sectors of the army was interesting as well, but afew left out,no medical corps,military police corp... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The informative displays at the Army Museum kept our family (aged from 7 - mid 40's) entertained for hours. There are activity sheets for the kids which keep them busy whilst the adults take their time to read the numerous plaques and explanations of all the displays. Beautiful knitted poppy wall at the entrance, which was just stunning. Thought provoking... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This tells all ages about those brave and wonderful people who fought for our country and how special these men and woman helped us form such a wonderful country

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Turangi, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very informative exhibits, a great layout. The gift shop is also great. I highly recommend the research library if you seek further information. I have been more than once and the staff are extremely friendly.

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Australia
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254 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had a very interesting visit to the Army Museum. It is certainly worth a visit. The displays are outstanding, a huge amount of war memorabilia. Displays provide detailed information. There is so much to see that you need to allow enough time to wander around. The price is now $15 an adult or $30 a family (other prices for... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I have stopped here before but never took the time to look around. Im glad I have now, what a great place to look around, so much to see and so much information. so many displayes to look at, even a cafe with hot coffee, not alot of food choice in cabinets but they do cook hot food as well.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A welcome stop on the way to Rotorua from Wellington situated on Highway 1. The best part about this museum is that a family is admitted for one family price. There is many displays and information to read through and absorb. There is a children's area which unfortunately was being used by school children which meant our children weren't allowed... More 

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Set out brilliantly, there is a great array of information and displays. It's very informative and the greenstone wall at the beginning was very impressive. The poppies display was also very moving.

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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Its ok but has gone back somewhat. Time to rebuild the original displays and re-embrace the class it had when it first opened.

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