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Kokopo War Museum, Rabaul
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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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This is a great collection of local artifacts, but really needs some conservation work done. Kids would enjoy climbing on the Japanese World War Two relics in the museum gardens.
This is mainly an open air museum with relics of Japanese military hardware positioned in the grounds. These were surprising, not least the two small tanks, one of which had a crew of three. There are... read more »
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