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Torpedo Bay Navy Museum

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Wonderful Place

From downtown travel by ferry to Devonport, they operate every 30 minutes and trip takes about 12... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
288Will
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Auckland, New Zealand
Specialist museum

A museum specifically concentrating on NZ naval history. A short period of time covered - but many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MadalynH7
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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64 King Edward Parade, Devonport, Auckland 0624, New Zealand
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All reviews new zealand free entry lovely cafe all ages on display worth a visit maritime history interesting exhibits play area attached cafe souvenir shop north head short walk from the ferry great history high quality couple of hours pleasant walk
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From downtown travel by ferry to Devonport, they operate every 30 minutes and trip takes about 12 minutes the ferries are very busy on arriving at Devonport take time to look at the views and some cafes for a coffee, go out the front and...More

Thank 288Will
JaneNZNavyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to visit and review the museum. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and also had time to enjoy the village, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A museum specifically concentrating on NZ naval history. A short period of time covered - but many significant and brave events. Would have also be fitted from an explanation linking the NZ Navy to Devonport and its significance.More

Thank MadalynH7
JaneNZNavyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Madalyn, many thanks for taking the time to review your visit to the Museum. Thanks for your feedback we are currently looking at how we can tell the story of the Navy and its long standing link with Devonport in the galleries in the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across the museum on our walk and as it was free ( but do give a donation to help! ) we went in Lots of interesting artefacts and information up to present day navy Loved seeing bunks and hammock- respect for men who fought...More

Thank HelenQM
JaneNZNavyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Helen, Thanks for visiting the museum and taking the time to write a review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit and thanks for your donation :) hope to see you again next time you're in Devonport.

Reviewed October 9, 2018

This is a fab small museum which more than delivers. We've had another fab kids holiday activity session today, and always learn something new. The museum itself is free, and the cost of the kids holiday activity makes it one of the best value holiday...More

Thank M0xie4
JaneNZNavyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Moxie we're delighted to hear you visit the Museum regularly and your children enjoy the holiday activity sessions with Emma. Look forward to seeing you and the family again at Christmas.

Reviewed October 2, 2018

Fantastic small museum in an unbeatable destination. It is free and jam packed with fabulous information, stories and artefacts. Attached cafe is sweet for a coffee and the view is outstanding.

Thank LeaEaton
JaneNZNavyMuseum, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Lea, Thanks for your very positive review of the Museum and highlighting what we have to offer. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Great re use of existing buildings. This place has really good displays, subtle lighting and enough ambience to spend a bit of time really immersing yourself in the experience. Kids can enjoy the hands on experiences. The reality of serving in an armed service is...More

Thank John123874
Jane C, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi John, many thanks for your extensive review of the Museum. The Helen Pollock sculpture 'As Above, So Below' in our pavilion is a very special part of our exhibition. We hope to welcome you again soon to the Museum.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

Rather small museum that includes New Zealand naval history. We were quite fascinated to learn more about Kiwi World War II history. Helped us understand more the sacrifices made by our relatives who served on the Gambia. Great museum!

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Jane C, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2018

Hi Richard thanks for your review of the Museum. Great to hear you found the WWII exhibit interesting and informative, you may like to visit our Facebook page as we often post historic images including some of HMNZS Gambia.

Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

This museum greatly exceeded our expectations. My 10 year paid the $1.50 to get a challenge map and spend his time running around looking for all the clues while I read some fascinating tales about NZ in the various wars and naval involvement. If you...More

Thank John G
Jane C, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Hi John, Many thanks for taking the time to visit the Museum and write a review of your time with us. We are delighted your son enjoyed discovering the clues we hope to see you both again soon.

Reviewed June 24, 2018

The Museum is free and is a history of New Zealand's involvement in all the World wars. Good models of ships, good storylines and pictures make it an interesting visit. The attached cafe makes a nice spot to view the harbour and enjoy the coffee...More

1  Thank Murray T
Jane C, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2018

Many thanks Murray for taking the time to write a detailed review of your visit to the museum. We're delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

It’s free! You can make a donation but no pressure. It’s not huge but well worth the visit! Good use of tablets etc to give info about exhibits. Loved the boat shed too. Cafe looked nice and the food looked good too!

Thank OggieDee
Jane C, Public Relations Manager at Torpedo Bay Navy Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Hi, thanks for visiting we're delighted you enjoyed your visit and found the exhibits interesting we hope to see you again soon.

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Response from OggieDee | Reviewed this property |
They are about a 15-20 min flat easy pleasant walk from the ferry but it might take longer as there are some bits n pieces you might want to stop at!
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