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 entryway and 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 Updates 

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, staff will remain available for enquiries upon request at reception or via our online enquiry form

construction front facing exterior image