Kokopo War Museum, Rabaul

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Military Museum Museum
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 museum provides a good insight into the events of the war around Rabaul. There are many items such as tanks, aircraft and other weaponry to see.  more »
  • The local people do their best to preserve history with little or no outside support. There are some indoor exhibits but it is mostly outdoors. Unfortunately the remnants of WW2 will eventually be des...  more »
  • Many war relics have been collected here. The exhibition of the German missionary on the island was very interesting
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