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Air Force Museum

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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...more
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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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All reviews behind the scenes flight simulator on display free entry aviation history new zealand great displays free tour guided tour well worth the visit couple of hours great place to visit rainy day all ages interesting exhibits gift shop nice cafe
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Reviewed yesterday

This is well worth a visit. It is free to enter but there are suggestions regarding the support of the display. It is a well set out display of aircraft and the history of the NZ airforce. A must for aviation buffs.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AJG35
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the place is short drive from christchurch cbd and if you like planes then it is a must ! its free u can join guided tour or wonder around

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sshr2006
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Joined the “behind the scenes” tour and it was superb. Guide used to fly on a few planes there. Super experienced and patient with the questions. Suggest to visit with the tour as I Couldn’t have found out so much more without this. Timing of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlyAly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling with a group of friends from Sydney and started by doing the entertaining and informative tour of the restoration section - this is highly recommend. The common area displays are extensive and provide a very personal insight into the lives of many courageous people...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Z8069TTkatherinec
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying near by so we thought we would have a quick look.we arrived as a tour was starting & we were so glad we took the tour. There is so much to see, well displayed, pleasant informed tour guide, it is a great...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BrendaG296
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a few hours at the Air Force Museum. Is is not overly large, but there are excellent displays of memorabilia and artifacts. These truly tell the story of the New Zealand Air Force.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ulwazi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tons of exhibits that really brought the Kiwi story to life and the Air Force's role in world affairs.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mattfliestheworld
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband is an aviation buff and this was a highlight of our trip to Christchurch. Yheuseum is very professional, the volunteers were enthusiastic and knowledgeable. The restored aircraft were great in main hanger. Lots of displays and memorabilia... fantastic. The workshop area was great.......More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LilyB305
Reviewed 4 November 2018

My husband was keen to visit the museum and I tagged along, however I really enjoyed it and was very impressed. Entry was free and I recommend you take the guided tour which is also free to start with and then revisit a second time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The museum is on the old Air Force base at Wigram. Very modern. It's free to enter and also has a free guided tour which is really worth doing. There's a café in the main area that is very reasonably priced. You'll need a couple...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine C
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