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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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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 2 days ago

A truly magnificent building in the most historic (if no longer operational) of RNZAF locations. The aircraft are well presented with great supporting multimedia. The RAAF could learn a lot from this!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We also had a query about my husband's ancestor who had been in the New Zealand airforce and stationed in the UK. An extremely helpful person came to talk to him and is checking the records. I walked round the exhibits and would think that...More

Thank FJHH24
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great trip to the Air Force Museum in Wigram, Christchurch. There are age-appropriate scavenger hunts for the children and exhibits to suit everyone around the museum. I particularly enjoyed the Behind the Scenes tour which showed everyone what the curators and staff were...More

Thank Melanie F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had some extra time on business trip and told this was a nice and free museum to visit. NZ does not project a military Air Force; but defensive and humanitarian. The museum depicts its history in a very subtle clear way. The docents are extremely...More

Thank smoke58
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to learn about NZ’s airforce and the history of the people who served. Plenty of aircraft to admire and some very interesting displays, notably the POW storyboards. We ate in the cafe and were satisfied with the food and price of it.

Thank MIke P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my kids (11 & 17) visited the Air Force Museum for the first time yesterday. It was a great day out. we learnt a lot, but also had fun. They have museum hunts for the kids, different ones for different ages. My son...More

Thank MistyJewels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great museum for adults and children alike. My 3 boys aged 12, 10 and 7 had a great time. The exhibits are very impressive and the behind the scenes tour comes highly recommended. For those with little ones, the scavenger hunt is...More

Thank lancefoster21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

visited on a gloomy wet Christchurch winters day. Free entry, lots to see, worth the trip. plenty of memorabilia.

Thank dianeaI7158PK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had two childrens birthday parties here and they have all loved it. Also the museum is an interesting part of our history and old planes. Nice café and gift shop

Thank Athalie L
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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

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