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

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If you’re looking for Waiouru attractions or places to visit in New Zealand, the National Army Museum in Waiouru is an excellent day out. Centrally located off State Highway 1, half way between Auckland and Wellington, the museum sits at the foot of Mt Ruapehu and is easy to get to.

Come and explore New Zealand’s military history and learn about our participation in conflicts worldwide. With an extensive military collection and excellent educational facilities for children, this is a must-see attraction if you’re traveling in the North Island and looking for interesting activities for your holiday.

Important Update: Entryway Project 2017

21/09/17 – ongoing

Due to construction, visitors will now access the museum through an alternative external entrance. Visitors can still purchase admission at the reception desk in the Kippenberger Pavilion.

31/07/17 – ongoing

The National Army Museum’s gift shop and reception desk is currently closed. Admission and other enquiries will be processed from a temporary desk in the Kippenberger Pavilion.

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

For great Waiouru attractions you can’t beat the National Army Museum.