Kokopo War Museum, Rabaul

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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. Arrange to visit Kokopo War Museum and other attractions in Rabaul using our Rabaul attractions planner.
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  • Allow at least half a day so that you can read the exhibits. Some amazing memorabilia. The ceremonial chair previously used by the Lord Mayor of Sydney suprised me.  more »
  • There are some really interesting artifacts here and it's well worth a visit. The museum could really do with an injection of cash. Some of the exhibits are deteriorating and will be lost forever soon...  more »
  • Fantastic collection of World War 2 vehicles and implementations of war along with historical information.  more »
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  • Well maintained. Good to spend 1 hour or so around.
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