National Army Museum, Waiouru

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

Honour the sacrifices, learn the campaigns, be inspired by the stories of courage, loyalty and comradeship.

Make a visit o New Zealand’s most comprehensive Army Museum for access to a unique collection of military exhibits, memorabilia and public research material. A place where families can seek out and relate to their military connections.

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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 travelling in the North Island and looking for interesting activities for your holiday.

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

National Army 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) $30.00
  • Senior Citizens (65 years & over) $10.00
  • Group Rates Available on request

Prices quoted in NZ$, subject to change

National Army Museum, Waiouru Enquiry Form



Phone: +64 6 387 6911

Fax: +64 6 387 6319

Web: Visit website

Street Address: Cnr State Highway One and Hassett Drive, Waiouru 4861

The National Army Museum, Waiouru Enquiry Form