Visit the National Army Museum in Waiouru

Attention Private! The National Army Museum is a New Zealand museum that showcases the nation’s military history – telling the stories of Kiwi soldiers and exploring their participation in major conflicts worldwide. Located at the foot of Mt Ruapehu and the Tongariro National Park, visitors will be inspired by real-life soldier’s stories, discover New Zealand’s military history and reflect on how conflict has shaped the nation.

How long does it take to go through the museum?

You can go through the National Army Museum in your own time; however, the average visitor spends 1 to 2 hours in the museum.

Don’t miss the Memorial Greenstone Wall, extensive medal, artillery & weapons collections, iconic military vehicles, life-like displays, Kids Headquarters and Research Centre. Guided experiences are highly recommended. Combine a museum visit with a soldier’s lunch at The Mess Tent and a browse around the Quartermaster Store. Facilities include: Cafe, Gift Shop, Research Centre, Guided experiences, Greenstone Memorial, Kids Area, Education programmes, Meeting facilities, and ample parking. Campervans welcome overnight.

  • Monday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Tuesday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Wednesday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Thursday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Friday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Saturday – 9:00 to 16:30
  • Sunday – 9:00 to 16:30


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