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


Important Update: Entryway Project 2017

25/07/17 – ongoing

The Kippenberger Military Archives and Research Library is currently open but may close on short notice. Please contact the museum in advance to ensure it will be open during your visit. If closed, library and archives staff will remain available for visitor enquiries upon request at reception or via our online enquiry form. Please note that the Military Archives are available by appointment only.

The Kippenberger Research Library has an extensive collection that specialises in military history, with an emphasis on New Zealand. This unique institution possesses some remarkable collections that are available to the public for research and study.

The impressive General Collection contains both historical and contemporary resources which include official histories, unit histories, biographies, campaign studies, weapons and medals, to name a few.

Military History Collections

As well as General Reference Collections, the Kippenberger Library has several special collections including:

Other material available in the library includes:

Military History Research Charges

Access to the Kippenberger Library is FREE.

Fees are charged for research carried out by staff and photocopying services.

If you would like further explanation of our research charges or wish to make an enquiry, please contact National Army Museum.

Kippenberger Library Hours

The Kippenberger Research Library is open 7 days a week:

Examine New Zealand’s military history at the Army Museum’s excellent
Kippenberger Research Library.