Visit Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, at the end of King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland.
10a.m. – 5p.m. seven days a week
We are closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
It is, as always, free to visit.
Torpedo Bay is a site of exceptional significance, having been a key part of Auckland’s early defence system. It has been occupied by New Zealand military forces from the 1880’s to the present day. Torpedo Bay is the most substantial and intact 19th century mining base to survive in New Zealand.
Now, in the newest chapter to the site’s extraordinary heritage, the original 1896 buildings have been redeveloped to accommodate the Navy Museum.
Inside; in addition to an outstanding café, conference facility and education space, completely new permanent exhibitions showcase the story of the Navy’s contribution to the development of New Zealand’s identity through the lens of the Navy’s values – commitment, courage and comradeship.