National Army Museum, Waiouru

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
Be inspired by the bravery of New Zealand's armed forces at National Army Museum, an extensive collection of military exhibits, artifacts, and memorabilia. The museum houses traveling exhibits alongside their permanent collection, with detailed information panels teaching you about the lives of soldiers and the history of the country's army. Smartphone and video tours offer further insight into the narrative of conflicts and the technological developments that have changed warfare over the ages. Extensive grounds display a variety of tanks, helicopters, and other military vehicles from different time periods. National Army Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Waiouru Edition.
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  • In the middle of nowhere but very accessible on the SH1 this is well worth a visit. They have put a lot of work in making their displays accessible and interesting to all. Good action scenarios. Speci...  read more »
  • This is a superb museum experience for young and old, particularly the young. Lots of kids running around engaged in a knowledge search of some description seemed a really smart way to keep them enter...  read more »
  • We were told the cafe at the museum was really good. Wrong! If you want a good lunch with choices stop before you get there. Cabinet food selection was very poor. 
  • Great place to stop. Whilst it's a little tired, the facilities, displays, and information is still off a high standard. Staff are knowledgeable and keen to talk. Thank you!
  • Good place to visit. National pride. Looks great when it snows. Great for a days drive from Wellington.
  • A good broad coverage of our military history. Plenty of fantastic pieces. Lacking much of the innovation seen at the likes of Te Papa and Auckland museum.
  • Worth having a look but to be honest it's looking a bit tired. After seeing the 2 Gallipoli displays in Wellington that Peter Jackson did and then seeing this you can see that it is in need of some work. That said there is a lot here and interesting.
  • Had a great stop spent two hours looking at different conflicts in the world. Enjoyed the lunch that we ordered from the cafĂ© also felt refreshed for our trip back to Wellington. We did some research on family history and found all the staff could not be more helpful with our visit.
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