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

Hours & Admission

The National Army Museum is open every day except Christmas Day from 9am to 4.30pm.

Please note the average visitor spends 1-1.5 hours in the Museum.


Adults $15.00

Child (when accompanied by an adult) $5.00

Under 5 years of age Free

Student (with ID) $10.00

Family (2 adults plus school age children) $35.00

Senior Citizens (65 years & over) $10.00

Group Rates Available on request

Contact Details

P.O Box 45

State Highway 1

Waiouru 4861

New Zealand

Phone: +64 06 387 6911

Fax: +64 06 387 6319

Enquiry Form

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