National Army Museum, Waiouru

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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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  • June 13, 2017
    My husband and I spent hours enjoying the displays and learning the history of the New Zealand army. Displays were well kept and informative. Loved the fact that I was able to search for family member...  more »
  • May 29, 2017
    Hadn't been here for 20 or so years. Displays well done but let down by poor food at the cafe and generally disinterested staff.  more »
  • May 23, 2017
    The wife and I stopped here during a freak blizzard as we were driving south. Was a great stop with lots of history to see. Worth the visit and doesn't take too long to see it all. If your in the area...  more »
  • April 24, 2017
    They have redone the layout of the museum exhibits from when we last visited 3 years ago. We loved it - our 3 school age boys enjoyed it immensley with an activity sheet that helps them discover their way around the museum. They especially loved the kids room at the top of the museum where they are all able to dress up in army gear with replica guns and a sand bag bunker.
  • August 17, 2017
    A lot of information. You could spend hours there. A little bit pricey for the 3 of us, $35.00
  • July 2, 2017
    Upgrade going on at the moment. When finished will be so much nicer than walking out side in the rain to get to entrance. But when inside there is so much to see.
  • September 22, 2017
    Was alright. The tanks outside look cool in the snow
  • July 6, 2017
    Great facility, but make sure you allow time to have a decent look at everything. 1 to 2 hours would allow a good look through.

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