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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
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had time to fill before our flight back to Wellington so stopped in...what a fantastic venue..our tour leader was very knowledgeable and answerd questions from technical to his own life experience in the various craft...the displays are well presented with great information...the community is...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

There is no cost but donations are gratefully received. Great to take the grand children and they loved the displays of numerous aircraft. They were able to get into a couple of cockpits and have their photos taken. Lots of history as well. A great...More

Thank Ainslie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

IT was Nice to hear the guide talk with so much passion!! They Will answer al youre questions. Great museum!!!!!!

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay, it might not have the unique collection that the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum has got, but the way the aircraft are displayed, the stories told and the way it connects with the modern day New Zealand Air Force is outstanding. The guides are...More

Thank Jscindc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely a must-do activity even if you're not an aviation enthusiast. The museum is well laid out with lots of information around pilots personal experiences and their experience when involved in WWI and WWII. The museum makes it really interesting for young children with scavenger...More

Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place while in Christchurch my husband is a keen war enthusiast. The displays and information are very good. The cafe and shop are good too.

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do in Christchurch. Free entry, but you can make a donation. The history is fantastic with lots of individual stories as well.

Thank Heatherbells52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent place to go a loose yourself in the history of the Airforce. So much to see and take in - well displayed in a professional manner with plenty of information provided about the various exhibits. Clean and tidy/orderly with people on hand to expand...More

Thank Glenda I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of learning and lots of fun for both young or adults and it's free. Great place to visit on a cold or wet day. Great cafe too. Staffs are very friendly and helpful.

Thank Saluka T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful attraction ! From the outset, the place was spotless and manned by warm, enthusiastic staff. Clear written and verbal instructions made for an easy tour, partly self-guided and partly in a guided group setting behind the scenes where we could see the...More

Thank GrayMcGowan
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