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Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
Explore New Zealand's naval history since the Flagstaff war of 1845 at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, the official museum of New Zealand's navy. Having undergone a 1.5 million dollar refurbishment in 2010, the museum contains captivating displays on the Korean War, World War II, and the New Zealand-funded British battle cruiser, HMS New Zealand (look for the Maori warrior skirt given to the ship's commanding officer when it reached the country's shores in 1913). Children get the chance to dress in naval uniform and to consider the lives of servicemen and women at sea in interactive, immersive exhibits. Put Torpedo Bay Navy Museum into our Devonport vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Devonport.
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I went to the café at the Navy Museum and decided to spend time looking around the museum after my coffee.
Free, which is always a selling point, but there are some excellent displays inside covering what turns out to be a fascinating history. Some nice interactive exhibits, too.
We caught the ferry to Devonport and then walked the 15 minutes to the museum. It's a good walk, very pretty houses etc. the museum is free and has some really interesting things in it about the navy.... read more »
I enjoyed my time here. Spent 2 full days in meetings. Great selection of food and drinks too.
Good for a quick ice cream stop. Nice views.
A great place, showcasing the pride of New Zealand's navy
Great place with an amazing cafe and beautiful city views.
A really interesting museum. And it's free :)
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