Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport

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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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  • This is quite the museum considering it is small. It is well worth the visit and within walking distance of the port.  more »
  • This is a very interesting Museum and is sectioned into mini exhibitions. We found it easy to spend a couple of hours here. The cafe serves lite bites.  more »
  • Friendly staff were more than helpful. Of special note is the extra effort they make to provide resources and information for children. A well cared for facility and clearly it is presented with respe...  more »
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  • It Free entry, but donation accepted. It has a nice cafe attached. Recommend visit North Head after to explore the tunnels.
  • A small museum with an interesting and well presented collection, focused on the history of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Entry is free but donations are encouraged. The staff were also very helpful and informative.
  • Great place to visit if you travel or catch a ferry to Devonport, it a casual 10 minutes walk from the ferry, a must for anyone with a naval or nautical interest or anyone on a budget as it is free entry, great display. Coffee shop here as well.
  • A small navy museum, located about 10 minutes walk from Devenport ferry station. Has historic navy equipments. Usually closed on public holidays.
  • Fantastic place. Really interesting and well layed out. Well worth the trip.

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