Bring the whole family for a great day out.

Explore the history of New Zealand’s Navy. Meet the luckiest ship and find out how she survived three battles. Uncover the story of HMNZS Leander, hit by a torpedo in World War Two. Try on a naval uniform or two and have a go at creating a Morse code message.

Relax by the sea at the Torpedo Bay Cafè

Enjoy a delicious lunch or coffee and cake with beautiful harbour views, while the children safely play on our Navy themed playground. Children’s menu and highchairs available. Read more and view our menu.

New Galleries Open

Mine Store Restoration Completed!


Check out our two new galleries: Te Taua Moana – discover the ships that make up the current fleet and the people who serve in New Zealand’s Navy.

Te Hau Kapua – explore the early European history of the Museum site and Tūhura – our new learning space.

Open 7 days, 10am – 5pm.

Free admission.

Featured Exhibition

Standing Apart, Together As One

On Now!

A candid selection of the work of NZDF Photographers

This photographic exhibition is the work of eight NZDF Photographers.

Each photographer has selected their favourite images, from their body of work for 2020, to share with the public. Imagery depicts day to day life, ceremonial events, training and operations in the New Zealand armed forces: Navy, Army and Airforce.

On now in the Foyer Gallery.

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