Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, Devonport
(4.7/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is a very well presented outline of the NZ Navy role in history. Fascinating for all ages with great anecdotal recorded interviews. I was shocked at the yacht rescues recorded by the Navy in very...  more »
  • If you have any interest in 20th century history, the role that New Zealand has played in its conflicts, or of course if you have had family who served, you'll be impressed by this small specialist mu...  more »
  • We found this museum to be very well-planned and executed. There were special exhibits referencing the 75th anniversary of the founding of the New Zealand Navy as an entity separate from the British a...  more »
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  • Free entry! The museum is hands-on and informative, making it good for a range of ages. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would highly reccomend visitig.
  • Lots of knowledge and history about NZ navy. You can also see some awesome navy stuff there. You can also see the skytower and beautiful seaport scene after museum. The most important information is FREE entry here!
  • Good way to learn knowledge! Free entry! There is a The cafe shop next to it!
  • I enjoyed my time here. Spent 2 full days in meetings. Great selection of food and drinks too.
  • Great naval museum. It tells the NZ naval history with great displays