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

Entryway Project 2017

National Army Museum Te Mata Toa Entryway Project 2017


The National Army Museum Te Mata Toa is pleased to present our Entryway Project 2017. This major refurbishment to our iconic building in Waiouru will feature an updated and improved entryway and an additional exhibition space.

Operating hours: Please be aware that although this project may cause some disruptions the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa will maintain its usual operating hours of 9am to 4.30pm, Monday to Sunday unless otherwise specified. Any changes to normal operation that may affect our visitors will be announced here on our website, please see below. If you plan to visit the National Army Museum Te Mata Toa during this construction project please view our website beforehand to ensure you’re up to date with any changes that may affect your visit.

Important Update 


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 30/07/2017. 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. 

construction front facing exterior image