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After reading several of the great reviews we stopped in on our way out of town. It was fun and very interesting. The collection of planes inside is staggering. Any airplane or war history lover would be in heaven visiting here. We were practically the...More
This is a brilliant museum, very focussed not so much on general aviation heritage as much as aviation heritage of WWI & WWII. There's tons of memorabilia, but the shows-stealers are the planes themselves and the mock-ups, along with great stories and testimonials. Many of...More
So much to see in terms of airplanes, memorabilia and stories of the airmen and women. Sadly, we were in a hurry to get to another appointment so couldn't spend as much time as we would have liked.
Definitely worth a visit as an alternative...More
What a great place to visit if you are interested in aviation. They have 2 exhibitions at the moment. WW1 and WW2. Both are well set out and full of great information. The videos and short films are worth sitting down and watching.
Have been previously but they had anew area. Went with the guided option, well worthwhile the cost, we were there for an hour and a half just in the new area.
Absolutely a must see museum, great staff. They have a good coffee shop there...More
visited two days ago and totally impressed.The variety of First World War and Second World War aircraft was fantastic and the information on the Red Baron and his demise very informative.Also the section on Stalingrad very realistic .I think the background visuals with life sized...More
Definitely a must see attraction, allow plenty of time to absorb the wonder of the realistic lifelike displays of historical events in aviation history. Be enthralled by the stories behind the events depicted and the amazing artefacts, equipment and possessions of famous figures. The world...More
For anyone who thinks this just another collection of old aircraft you are very much mistaken. It is an experience to be absorbed and savoured over as much time as can be spared - a few hours minimum. The way the exhibits are displayed is...More
This is a world class exhibition and brought to life aviation history including planes but also brought the stories of war during this time. We met two committed volunteers who made the exhibition even more exciting. Totally recommend it.
We went to the Omaka Heritage Centre late in the day. That was unfortunate as we only had time to visit the WWI airplane museum. It was fascinating! The planes are great, but the stories about the planes and the pilots...made it all quite interesting....More
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?
29 December 2016|
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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
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 that you may like to visit while you are here. They can organise it for you and the best news is that it won't cost more than what it would if you were to book it all directl!
Please google Marlborough i-Sites for the web link for the email address - unfortunately TA won't let me do that in a message.
I hope this helps and we look forward to seeing you. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you have any questions.