The Armoury, the Museum's military history information centre, provides a rich resource for the study of New Zealandís military history.
When you visit The Armoury, which is on the top floor of the Museum, you can ask us any questions and conduct in-depth research about the role played by New Zealand in war and peacekeeping operations. RSA volunteers may also be on hand to share their experiences and to assist you with your research.
Visitors to The Armoury can use:
Maps and posters
Newspapers and Nominal Rolls on microfilm
- The Museum Library catalogue for further related material. The Library is nearby and open Monday
The Armoury also provides information for those who want to study more about:
The Regiments which were posted here during the New Zealand Wars
The Holocaust. The Holocaust Gallery is located near The Armoury.
The Museum Library also welcomes donations of archival material relating to New Zealand service personnel and military organisations.
Weapons, Medals and Decorations
Weapons, armour and medals from the Museumís extensive collections are on display in The Armoury gallery and background information about them can be foudn in the Information Centre.
One of our major electronic resources is the Cenotaph database, which contains records and some photos for over 114,000 New Zealanders who gave their lives as a result of war, from South Africa in the 19th century, through the First and Second World Wars to Korea, Malaya and Vietnam in the 1950s to 1970s, and even recent peacekeeping deployments.
For many, this is can be an emotional experience - as it is often the first time they have ever found any information on their relative, let alone seen a photograph of them.
The Cenotaph database is an ongoing project. We welcome information, documents and photographs about New Zealanders in a War, this may be service in New Zealand or overseas. We are happy to copy materials, especially photographs and return the originals afterwards.
The Armoury is open seven days of the week from 10am to 5pm, all year round except for Christmas day and ANZAC morning.
ANZAC Web Gallery
To view the ANZAC Web Gallery images click here Ľ
Phone: 64 9 309 0443 ext 7074
Fax: 64 9 306 7065
The Armoury Information Centre
Auckland War Memorial Museum
PO Box 92018, Auckland