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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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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Well worth a stop!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Turangi, New Zealand
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Turangi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

From the beginning to the end this was an excellent attraction. The poppies that have been made were very moving, and the greenstone weeping wall brings a lump to your throat. Watched several of the films, and wound our way round the museum. We had a wheelchair with us, which means you need to go back on yourself a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Was a little unsure as the brochure was understate, but this was very interesting and well worth a look. Some good stories to read off. Actual tanks and military vehicles inside and out. Kids would enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It looks from the outside like the NZ nuclear bunker, lol, but don't be put off, because inside is an amazing museum dedicated to the NZ military efforts in both world wars and other wars. Staff are helpful and pleasant and there are tanks outside for kids to climb and fall off of! What more could you ask for?

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Diss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It being a horrible windy and rainy morning, our hosts recommended a visit to the Museum. It was memorable - we had no idea of the detail and scope of New Zealand military history. It was good to see a couple of well behaved school trips there and it was obvious they were equally enthralled. Whatever the weather, this is... More 

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Additional Information about National Army Museum

Address: Address: State Highway 1, Waiouru, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 387 6911
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Waiouru
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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