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


Important Update: Entryway Project 2017


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 eight weeks commencing 30/05/17. 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. 

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.