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Air Force Museum

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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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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All reviewsbehind the sceneson displayflight simulatorfree entryaviation historynew zealandgreat displaysworld warfree tourwell worth the visitcouple of hoursgreat place to visitguided tourall agesrainy dayinteresting exhibitsgift shop
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real treasure worth giving several hours to. Free entry! Beautifully displayed planes and memorabilia in a magnificent building. Take your reading glasses as you’re bound to lap up all the stories.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great venue with fantastic facilities and great caters for these big events. The displays are wonderful and well presented and kept. Great place to visit if aviation is your thing. Kids would love it as you can get up close to some of the old...More

Thank D P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely time at this museum. Had a teenager and my dad with us and all of enjoyed the exhibits and the free behind the scenes tour.

Thank FranciscaM944
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have attended several events here ,all really awesome ,great venue ,plenty of room ,great parking ,lots of interesting airforce displays ,a great asset to christchurch .

Thank Helenbaker49
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a very nice place to visit if you're really in to Airplanes. My kids are still very young but they really enjoyed it.

Thank Darmendra P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting and very well constructed Museum. Entry is free, although they will happily accept donations. Lots of old planes on display, as well as other interesting exhibits. Very helpful volunteer staff, and also an excellent cafe. Worth checking out if visiting Christchurch.

Thank 701blairf
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Went to the museum and had an excellent time,looked around and took the guided tour with Ray, he was so nice and informative and took us places the general public dont get to see, full of interesting facts etc and well worth it, highly recommend...More

Thank grantgerrard
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

My son asked to go here after spotting advert in tourist brochure. Even though a number of aircraft were wrapped up during refurb there was still plenty to see. Staff at front desk were super helpful and offered kids options for different treasure hunts to...More

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A lovely place to visit on a Sunday afternoon. It's free to enter and a nice place to visit on your own, with a friend or with family. We joined the tour and Ray was very informative and knowledgeable. Nice to see old planes restored....More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

Visited on Wednesday 23rd May. There is so much to see and do there, it's all free. We arrived at the right time and went on the free guided tour which included areas you can only see with a guide. After you have finished drive...More

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