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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
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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I went to the museum with a friend from Germany, we were greeted by one of the old pilots who asked my colleague where he was from, Jorg said "Bielefeld" the old pilot said "Oh I think I bombed that place" Jorg said "you did,...More
It's a superb collection of New Zealand aircraft and supporting material from the RNZAF's founding on that very site in the 1920s to the present day. My favorite exhibits were the restoration rooms and the "Prisoner of War Escape Experience," in which you go through...More
My Husband wanted to go to this museum - I went too and was totally amazed. I wasn't keen to go - but the experience made me want to go back there again for a much longer time and read all the wonderful stories -...More
The Air Force Museum not only is a must do FREE attraction in Wigram Christchurch it hosts the Symphony Orchestra as well.
This is a magnificent event to watch. Truly magical to listen too, whilst enjoying the atmosphere of the museum.
Probably only one in NZ with special theme "Air Force Museum" in a big size. Yes, it is in a big building, two levels, spacious with plenty of real aircraft displays. Visitors were directed historically through different rooms and displays, from the early and pioneer...More
This museum is situated in Wigram, Christchurch. The information, aircraft and memorabilia displayed is well-presented: informative without being patronising. And, there are a number of videos from WW1 onward featuring the RNZAF in action throughout the years. I recommend taking a 'Behind the Scenes' tour,...More