National Army Museum, Waiouru
(4.6/5 based on 150+ 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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  • The National Army Museum is a treasure, and one that is worth stopping for. too often people just drive past. The Museum is like the Tardis - its bigger on the inside than it appears from the outside,...  more »
  • Have often driven past but decided to stop. Well worth the visit. Its well laid out and good signage explaining major campaigns. It wasnt so focussed on the weapons as some war museums are and that wa...  more »
  • We stopped for a drink at the cafe. The staff were all sitting together at a table in the cafe. One got up to serve us with a cold drink from the cabinet. We weren't offered a glass or straw, and when...  more »
  • 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.
  • Nice Cafe, great food. Friendly staff A1
  • 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.