About Us

We are a New Zealand museum that showcases our nation’s military history – telling the stories of Kiwi soldiers and exploring our participation in major conflicts worldwide.

The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa is a Registered Charitable Trust governed by a Trust Board. To see a current list of our Trust Board Members, click here.

Most civilian staff are employed by the New Zealand Defence Force (NZ Army), with the exception of the commercial activities.


Our mission

To engage New Zealanders with our soldiers stories, history and the development of our Army. To show how these have shaped our identity as a country and our place in the world, thereby helping create a nation which understands and values its military.

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