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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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+64 3-343 9532
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"behind the scenes"
in 57 reviews
"on display"
in 45 reviews
"flight simulator"
in 18 reviews
"free entry"
in 40 reviews
"aviation history"
in 14 reviews
"new zealand"
in 54 reviews
"great displays"
in 13 reviews
"world war"
in 8 reviews
"free tour"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 19 reviews
"guided tour"
in 18 reviews
"all ages"
in 28 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 23 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 18 reviews
"rainy day"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

had a great experience travelling back time to see how flying evolved. The museum was very educational.

Thank Debottam14
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My father is ex Airforce so we often take the children on the guided tour as this changes regularly so there is always something new to see. Kids love it and it is a very safe place for the family to visit.

Thank Gemini333
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attention! The Air Force Museum in Christchurch shows the history of the New Zealand Royal Airforce - whithout getting too difficult for visitors. Stories of actual soldiers bringing you close to history as exhibits do too. The staff contains of volunteers, some of them have...More

Thank Theneedfortravel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't believe this place was free. The woman on duty was excellent. She gave us info on where to go to get more info. Apparently they have a research dept if you want information on a relative. We needed a wheelchair which was provided for...More

Thank DaveMckeown
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is well worth a visit. My 7 year old loves coming here. The parking is great the staff are lovely and the displays are increadable. Cafe was lovely with jelly cups and jet planes. A hidden treasure full of history.

Thank Sonya Devon W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively new museum and is well set out. It has it's own café and you can spend many hours looking at all the exhibits including many historic aircraft.

Thank dasdad54
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

This was recommended to us by a guest at our accommodation. We found it amazing with a good collection of planes on sight. Bonus is that it was free to the public to visit. Definitely a Christchurch stop

Thank Kim S
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Reviewed 18 April 2018

If you are thinking of attending this museum try and go on a behind the scenes tour at selected times during the day. We were lucky enough to arrive just in time for one of these tours, taken by well informed volunteer guides. Free admission....More

Thank marvymargy
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a wonderful museum outlining the history, activities and aircraft of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. It has a significant collection of miIitary aircraft on display in the museum proper as well as many aircraft undergoing restoration in its workshops. Entry to the...More

Thank Wendy W
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My son and i visited on our last day in Nin ew Zealand. Thoroughly enjoyed it both being aviation buffs, so many interesting exhibits. You must do the behind the scenes tour.

Thank Mick A
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