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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace. Explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions, or join a free, guided ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour. View the historic aircraft on display, embark on a museum hunt with the kids, or test your flying skills in the ‘Mosquito Mission’ flight simulator! Price: FREE Admission - activity charges may apply Opening Hours: Daily (except Christmas Day), 10.00am - 5.00pm.
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45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really enjoyable, lots of information about many different aircraft that was used during the wars plus a few other cool aircraft lots of information also, i recommend staying for the free behind the scenes guided tour of the museum you will learn a lot

Thank James C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice Saturday afternoon activity! Free entrance, which was great. Very informative, you get a thorough History lesson. I liked the part about the Prisoners of War best. You could step into some of the aircraft, and the simulator was really fun, 6 dollar...More

Thank Cecilia H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an interesting place. Make sure you do the free tour. The guide we had was an ex-airforce pilot. Great for any aironuts.

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really good museum a short drive out of Christchurch. Free entry and great facilities. Nice little cafe. Very good displays and one or two unusual aircraft. Had a very good tour from a very knowledgeable guide which took in the workshops. All free.

Thank BillyB088y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The RNZAF Museum is a very well presented look into the airforce history. Spotless presentation includes many aircraft, wartime memorabilia, photos, gift shop & Café. Free admission.

Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With out a doubt a must do while in Christchurch. Make sure you take the time to go on the back stage tour as there is just as much info there as in the museum itself. And somehow, this is all free!

Thank Mat410
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So many great planes given the respect they deserve in a very high quality series of exhibits. We learned a fair bit about the RNZAF and gazed in awe at many aircraft. Very moody hangar set up. Well worth a visit especially as it's free...More

Thank jiemuzu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went on a whim for the first time yesterday with our 20 month old son. I'm not really into this sort of thing and didn't really know what to expect but found it absolutely brilliantly presented and very very interesting as did my partner and...More

Thank Mumblegrunt
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Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Christchurch's Air Force museum is an awesome stop! So much effort has gone to create this place. Take your time here, plan for at least half a day to properly stop and learn about the rich history and planes on display. Old or young if...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Beautiful modern facility to showcase what would be arguably some of the best restored aircraft anywhere in the world. The attention to detail is first class down to the level of the uniforms on the figures/manikins. I loved the display boards and the detail around...More

1  Thank Grant B
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