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 tomes 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.


Women of Empire 1914-1918Logo 1 300x182 Latest Exhibitions

The costumes of an era and the personal experiences of New Zealand and Australian women during the First World War.

The exhibition runs from 14th August until 13th November in both the Thornton Gallery and Freyberg Gallery.




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