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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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  • Average3%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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+64 3-343 9532
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"behind the scenes"
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"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"
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"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"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed yesterday 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... but an overall entertaining experience everyone should tap into, as it is history of a generation just ending. An hour well worth spending.

Thank planetogra
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great afternoon wandering through the exhibits. Describes NZ involvement in several conflicts very well. Well worth the visit

Thank Allan D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our two and half year old. He loved it. Loved the mosquito flight simulator too. Good collection of planes.

Thank MadhuPerera
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went for a few hours one afternoon. The backstage tour is really worth it. Our guide was very informative and really interesting. He had actually flown on several of the aircraft and had a lot of personal information to share about...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

This attraction was bundled together with a visit to the nearby International Antarctic Center on our recent cruise ship excursion. Our group spent just over an hour walking through the huge hangar, once part of the Wigram Air Base, to see about 40 restored airplanes...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

great activity to do if you have a couple of hours to spare, lovely host on the free guided tour. (Ian)

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