National Army Museum, Waiouru

4.5
#1 of 18 in Museums in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
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. Work out when and for how long to visit National Army Museum and other Waiouru attractions using our handy Waiouru online trip planner .
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  • What an excellent museum honouring New Zealand's war history. Really suitable for all ages with a special children's room with lots of engaging activities. It is well worth spending the time to read a...  more »
  • Loved the museum and how they kept the kids entertained with different activities, the stories are amazing to read  more »
  • Well laid out museum. Great kids room and good museum kid activities. Kids can try on different outfits and hats. Lots of great information. Lots of great displays. My kids said the displays look like...  more »
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  • Incredible history here and so much detail in the presentation. Expect to be here for more that one hour. Good for kids and adults alike. Well worth the visit. Very nice coffee shop to refuel. Enjoy!
  • Great place to stop during a long drive on state Highway 1. Lots of educational options and you can learn about New Zealand's involvement in all its wars. A big plus is a decent kids area, plus tanks and such which kids can clamber over. For a real treat, hit the cafe and try out the pancakes with banana and bacon. Yum!
  • What a fantastic place to sped time and learn about our History.As good as Te Papa,spend a couple of hours and don't rush it. kid friendly with a ay area for them that can give you a break. we both loved it and will stop again next time.
  • Great museum which is close to the military training grounds. The place gives you the great idea of greatness of New Zealand army. They do have entry fee though and cafeteria to enjoy the time after the visit of the museum.
  • Pretty good museum all things considered. Love a good war museum but car definitely died soon after.

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