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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Take a guided tour 'behind the scenes', fly a simulator, step back in time in the 1940's prisoner of war exhibit,view historic newsreels and relax in our cafe. FREE ADMISSION, Open Daily 10am - 5pm.
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Christchurch's Air Force museum is an awesome stop! So much effort has gone to create this place. Take your time here, plan for at least half a day to properly stop and learn about the rich history and planes on display. Old or young if...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful modern facility to showcase what would be arguably some of the best restored aircraft anywhere in the world. The attention to detail is first class down to the level of the uniforms on the figures/manikins. I loved the display boards and the detail around...More

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a family outing and children of all ages . .Good display of planes. There is no charge to get in it is free. There is also a cafe .

Thank Sambie10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum by far exceeds anything I've ever viewed for historical information that is totally FREE! We spent hours there two years in a row! Well worth the visit!

Thank G K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The displays and memorabilia are an excellent record of the country's involvement in combat and service and it is free entry for all. If you are researching, let the appropriate staff know of your impending arrival a few days in advance and they can help...More

Thank K1W1couple12
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even if you're not an aviation enthusiast, this experience is sure to get you going! Enthusiastic staff, well-presented displays and simulated rides for the children, make it a worthwhile venue for the entire family to visit. When you have finished experiencing all there is on...More

Thank Gogomarlin
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great displays, great aircraft and fantastic staff and free entry. If going, make sure you book a tour of the restoration hanger. Once or twice a year they run an open cockpit day which allows you to sit in the cockpit of 3 aircraft of...More

Thank bsh6264
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This museum has an amazing collection of old planes and the history of planes used in war and peace. Some interactive activities for children, an excellent cafe and interesting shop. Well worth a visit .

Thank TripMember051220151
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We enjoyed our visit but were a little disappointed that some aircraft we were hoping to see were not on display. Mentioned this to a very friendly curator who took us behind the scenes and showed some other exhibits and gave us some wonderful insights...More

1  Thank Crazysteveb
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Well set out, very informative and just amazing. They have a gift shop and a cafe for you to have a lovely coffee and relax. It was free to enter.

Thank pinkflower2014
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