National Army Museum, Waiouru

(4.6/5 based on 160+ 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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  • It was a cold and rainy day so we tripped over to Waiouru from Ohakune and spent a wonderful 4 hours wandering around in the Museum. There is so much to see and read and it gives you a real feel of Ne...  more »
  • We have two children under 10 and they had a great time finding the objects on the sheet given out at entrance. Really wonderfully displayed history of NZ army. Didn't have enough time as we had to ke...  more »
  • Visited this museum as a family a long time ago and was not particularly impressed but it has been very much extended and is now absolutely excellent covering every conflict in which NZ has been invol...  more »
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  • 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.