Housed in a 19th Century submarine mining station, the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy.
It was the battle that proved the grit and determination of New Zealanders at sea. 75 years later, the Navy Museum invites some of the people who know it best to tell us what the Battle of the River Plate means today. Curated by veterans, their families and the people from today’s Royal New Zealand Navy, the objects in this exhibition tell the personal stories of this nationally significant battle.
Ever heard of a thaumatrope? Join us to discover the magic. In Spin & See we will use naval images to unlock the power of the persistence of vision and create your own thaumatrope. With a variety of images to choose from, you will be able to customize your thaumatrope and impress your friends.
We have a wide range of gifts, souvenirs and Navy-related items in the Navy Museum shop.
Take time out to enjoy a piping hot breakfast or a leisurely lunch with the sparkling waters of the Auckland harbour as your backdrop. Perhaps you would prefer to unwind with a coffee and a light snack or a glass of wine or two.
The War Room is a unique concept in conference facilities. Located at the historic Torpedo Bay in Devonport. The War Room offers a special opportunity to blend rich naval history in a stunning natural environment – an ideal combination that will create a productive, memorable experience for your team.
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is located at the end of King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland.
Who fired the last shots of World War II? How many men does it take to lift a 500 kg piece of shrapnel? Why is Torpedo Bay called Torpedo Bay? Take a unique look into our Navy’s history with one of our fabulous Guide Hosts and find out.
Housed in a 19th Century submarine mining station, the Navy Museum showcases the rich history of the Royal New Zealand Navy. Click here to discover more about the Museum.