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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
+64 3-579 1305
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim
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Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War One aircraft and artifacts. The story of aviation, its development and the men that flew them, is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The aircraft are a unique mix of originals and replicas, some of which are flyable and/or can only be seen at Omaka including the Caproni CA.22. The Centre boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia and these are divided into two areas, one devoted to the Allies and the other to the Central Powers. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is extremely privileged to be the caretakers of these historical treasures, which include personal items of Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary Red Baron, top scoring Allied ace Frenchman Rene Fonck, top scroring American ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Germany's Ernst Udet ranked second only to Richtohfen when WW1 ended and the infamous Herman Goering. The Knights of the Sky Exhibition is a display like no other and you don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it!
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
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+64 3-579 1305
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a flying visit (excuse the pun) as we only had a couple of hrs to look around this place before we had to fly back to the north island we only went in the ww1 exhibit and it was really good and massive...More

Thank Skymanmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really interesting place, especially the WW1 display. Lots of interesting displays which are easy to get lost in, 3 hours went by in no time. WW2 display was smaller and not as unique so if you are pushed for time you could miss this one....More

Thank Ponddweller
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if visiting Blenheim. Absolutel amazing details and the other collections are astounding: china from the Hindenburg and uniforms worn by Generals etc

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 1 week ago

To be honest not sure what i was expecting but this place is great. Fantastic collection on show. A define if visiting Marlborough

Thank ODwyerSINZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

Let me start by saying I'm not that into planes...I only went here because my husband does. I was surprised at the high cost of entry...overpriced in for what you see in my opinion. The museum does have good narration/plaques as well as local guides...More

Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Suprisingly good. I took our family who were visiting from the UK. I thought $25 was a bit expensive until i went in. I was pleasantly surprised. It is very interesting and the staff are more than happy to answer any question. My family said...More

Thank 236lorrainer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are collectibles that are the envy of other museums. A guided tour will open your eyes to the history of flying, through the innovations and flying aces of WW1. We didn't do a tour but we let the roving guide show us some of...More

Thank Saska2nian
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent displays of World War ! "knights of the Sky"and World War 2 "Dangerous Skies" Aviation history displayed in 2 separate hangers well worth a visit to see the human interest factor.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These displays are so well done, with Weta Workshop figures that could be easily mistaken for real people making the aircraft look as if they are in a real war environment. A really good museum that can't be missed

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The set up is very well done. The planes are amazing, but the memorabilia (I understand, most of it is Sir Peter Jackson's personal collection) is phenomenal. What I most enjoyed was that all sides of the war was told - there is a lot...More

Thank Scirocco11
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Forstergadabout
We are arriving in Picton by cruise ship on 10 January for the day, & wish to visit the Omaka Aviation Centre near Blenheim. The full day shore excursion offered by our cruise line is very expensive & allows time for a visit to the WW1 display only - this particular excursion has received shocking passenger reviews for other attractions visited on the same excursion. Have looked at hiring a car for the day but also very expensive. And buses depart too early in the day from Picton (our cruise doesn't dock in Picton until 10am). I found only one bus that we could possibly catch, leaving Picton at 1pm (then taxi to Centre from Blenheim?), view the Centre, then back to Blenheim (taxi?), then return bus to Picton - $25 per head each way (there are 4 of us). I haven't found any other excursions that allow us adequate time at the Centre, most focus on wineries, with the Centre a sideline. Any detailed suggestions such as: (a) efficient & not outrageous costs of transport Picton-Blenheim-Centre return? (b) any suitable excursion to allow us plenty of time at the Centre? (c) perhaps a personal guide including transport from Picton return? Many thanks Forstergadabout
29 December 2016|
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Response from RachaelBrown29 | Property representative |
Hi Forstergadabout, thank you for your message. The best thing to do would be to contact the Marlborough i-Sites - they have a list of independent operators who will be able to assist with transportation and/or other places... More
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