National Museum of the Royal New Zealand Navy

The Navy Museum is the kaitiaki – guardian of the Royal New Zealand Navy’s memory.

Our site at Torpedo Bay, Devonport is one of the most intact examples of a nineteenth century mining establishment in New Zealand and possibly in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The original 1896 buildings were redeveloped to accommodate the museum’s exhibitions and visitors, opening in 2010.

Our fully accessible facilities include a  licensed café, children’s playground, meeting areas and a modern learning space.

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 – Courage Tū Kaha, Commitment Tū Tika, Comradeship Tū Tira and Integrity Tū Maia.