Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport

4.6
Military Museum · Museum
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. Make Torpedo Bay Navy Museum a centerpiece of your Devonport vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Devonport trip planner.
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  • An interesting museum devoted to New Zealand's naval history with a great cafe attached. It is soon to be extended.  more »
  • This museum highlights the history of the New Zealand Navy. They use personal stories of individuals to describe historic battles, complete with artifacts and photographs of the individuals, making...  more »
  • This is a super museum full of pictures and artifacts and stories from the history of the exploits of the New Zealand navy. It is not a huge museum but there is plenty to see over the course of an...  more »
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  • Fantastic, friendly staff. Lots of detail and some interactive displays and activities to keep kids occupied and interested. Not too big. Great playground outside overlooking the harbor with an awesome cafe and toilets. Parking is tight so make sure you arrive early. Quick drive from here to gun emplacements on the hill behind where kids can climb the massive gun and explore the pitch black underground caves and tunnels. Fantastic day out for big and little children!
  • Very well curated and maintained. Entertaining exhibition with a lot of interesting pieces and informative displays. Friendly staff, a guided visit is well worth it since they are knowledgeable and nice overall. A very fun thing to do in one of the rooms is to try real navy uniforms and take pictures in them. The cafe is very nice and the gift shop has nice items at a reasonable price. The admission is free but you can donate so they can keep up the good work.
  • torpedo bay navy museum has been one of my most pleasant experiences visiting a museum so far, there are very kind and helpful staff members to help you navigate the way around the place if you need help. the museum overall is small but very compacted and organised, there are also several interactive items and machines in the museum for people to test out. this place is very clean and tidy. there is a playground right outside the museum and a small cafe with a decent range of food next door to the museum as well, the view outside the museum is extremely beautiful and unique. i really recommend everyone to visit here with or without family and friends because it’s really worth visiting at least once.
  • Great museum with some really good models of shops and interesting reading on the various exhibits. Free to enter and spend a while at looking around, then go for a swim at one of the local beaches when you're done.
  • Well worth a visit! It is free entry and definitely worth an hour or two. Excellent museum!

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