Our people, our history, our legacy. Learn about the heroes, stories of honour, courage and sacrifice. Take a break at the National Army Museum, unwind and discover New Zealand's history.

Located at the foot of Mt Ruapehu, visitors can be inspired by real-life soldier's stories, discover New Zealand's military history and reflect on how conflict has shaped our nation.

Must see attractions include our Memorial Greenstone Wall, Extensive Medal Collection, Artillery Collection, Iconic Military Vehicles, Life-like Displays, Soldiers' Personal Stories, Kids Headquarters and our Research Centre.

We are open from 9am to 4.30pm daily (except Christmas Day). Combine a museum visit with lunch at our Home Fires Cafe.

Facilities include: Cafe, Gift Shop, Research Centre, guided tours, Greenstone Memorial, education programmes, tracked vehicle rides, smartphone tours, conference facilities, ample parking Campervans welcome overnight.

Special Deals

  • Discover the National Army Museum in Waiouru

    Adult Admission. Explore our military heritage. Be inspired by stories of courage & honour

    20 % Off
    More Info Valid between 30 Oct 2017 - 31 Jan 2018

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$15-$35 (Adult)


Business Hours
9am - 4.30pm, 7 days. (except Christmas Day).
Months of Operation
All Year