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. 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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  • Located on the corner of the underworld from the Devonport ferry terminal, sailed along the coast to the East. Admission is free, but is it is not large. The exhibited photograph of the New Zealand Navy soldier and military uniforms.
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  • This is a super little museum with some fine artifacts from local men who served in World War II. Interesting history and naval facts with some really good detail. The coffee house is also nice and go...  more »
  • Awesome museum, really informative. Nice cafe and playground for kids. Free entry, close to the beach, free parking.  more »
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  • A rather adequate museum, whose well curated content seems far larger than the ground footprint space available. There is a lot to see, and I left with a lot to think about. I felt that my time had been well spent in visiting.
  • Nice museum with good exhibits and displays showing the different eras/ wars and how the Royal New Zealand Navy has been involved. Very poignant and thought provoking.
  • A great place to visit. So much more to learn than I had expected and very well presented.
  • Superb location. Alfresco cafe on waterfront. Next to the Naval Museum. Quite a gem!
  • One of the best free visit sites in Devonport. Nice café with terrific view of Auckland Harbour. Recommended.

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