Uniform Artefacts

National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand

Honour the sacrifices, learn the campaigns, be inspired by the stories of courage, loyalty and comradeship.

Make a visit to New Zealand’s most comprehensive Army Museum for access to a unique collection of military exhibits, memorabilia and public research material. A place where families can seek out and relate to their military connections.

Open 7 days. 9.00am – 4.30pm. – (Closed Christmas Day)



Dear Customers: The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa will be undergoing major refurbishments to its entryway in 2017. Please be aware that this may cause some disruptions however the museum will maintain its usual operating hours unless otherwise specified. Our website will be regularly updated to reflect any changes that may affect our visitors, please see below. You can find further information about this project here.

Important Updates 


Removal of Link-Span Bridge: On 30/05/17 construction work will begin on the removal of the museum’s link-span bridge restricting direct access to our galleries from the reception area. A temporary external entrance will be located on the western-facing side of the building.


Temporary Closure of Archives and Library: Due to major construction work the Kippenberger Military Archives and Research Library will be closed to the public for approximately six weeks commencing 30/05/17. The scheduled reopening is expected to take place on 11/07/17 however this date will be confirmed closer to the time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and encourage any research queries to be submitted through our online enquiry form. Throughout this period library and archives staff will remain available for visitor enquiries at the museum upon request at reception.