National Army Museum, Waiouru, New Zealand : Military History & Army War Museum

Latest Exhibitions

Remember the legends, pay tribute to the sacrifices. Stories of courage, comradeship and honour. Experience through the soldiers eyes, New Zealand’s military involvement in conflict from the Land Wars to the more recent peacekeeping missions in the 21st century.

National Army Museum is the largest New Zealand military museum with a unique collection of military exhibits and memorabilia.

Latest Exhibitions

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Gallipoli: Ripping Yarns from the PeninsulaGallipoli 3 lr 300x187 Latest Exhibitions

During times of war and in this case, World War One, there are so many examples of bravery, unselfishness, and sacrificing one’s life for a perceived noble cause. It is extremely difficult to narrow those stories to just a few but for this exhinbition that is what we have had to do – twenty stories; ordinary people (and a dog) doing extraordinary things.

This exhibition will open in the Hassett Gallery in April 2015.

Balls, Bullets & Boots – from rugby field to battlefield

This exhibition explores the impact that the harsh reality of war had on colonial sportsmen (and their loved ones) as they transplanted from the rugby fields of home overesas to fight for the ‘mother country’..

The exhibition runs from 17th December until 25th February 2016 in both the Thornton Gallery and Freyberg Gallery.




Examine New Zealand’s military history through the unique exhibits at the National Army Museum.