Kokopo War Museum, Rabaul

(3.2/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
Delve into history at Kokopo War Museum, a site displaying collections that revolve around the clashes of World War II. Look for authentic relics like numerous Japanese artillery pieces, tanks, and even an A6M2 Zero fighter in great condition. Other items include photographs and the painted nose cone of an American B-17 bomber. English explanations are provided for most objects, but keep in mind the organization of the collections can be confusing, so you may want to seek out a guide. Make Kokopo War Museum a part of your New Britain Island vacation plans using our New Britain Island trip itinerary planner.
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  • Was interesting but sad to see no funds are given to restore or at least try and preserve these relics. Bit of a one man show but with surrounding Japanese Tunnels in outer areas does give one an idea...  more »
  • We went to the museum as part of a half day tour. A very interesting place particularly if you are interested in war history. The yard has lots of old machinery and the inside has some interesting mem...  more »
  • Yeah, that's it. I went inside one room and there were a handful of photos and trinkets. Staff were absent, left K10 with a cleaner. Still, it's interesting for a few minutes and you can walk there ea...  more »