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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 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One of the best displays we have seen. On the tour we were taken behind the scenes and viewed the M.A.S.H. helicopter and were allowed inside an Iriquois, great experience.

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing displays of old aircraft, with photographic displays of the various wars. Also interactive areas for the children (pilot a plane etc). Well worth a visit if you are in Christchurch.

Thank Elaine J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A family visit and it was great fun. Kids enjoyed checking out the various displays and loved things like the mosquito simulator. Informative about our NZ cousins air force history. Very well laid out and informative tour.

Thank David E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Allow plenty of time for this. I would recommend the behind the scenes guided tour, as a special bonus. Because of this we ran out of time so came back for a second day to finish off. This allowed us to sample the well appointed...More

Thank Operafan2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum, with plenty of parking and friendly staff. Excellent place to spend a day, should you have family in from out of town, it’s a great location to drop them off. (If you need a break from the in-laws) Just the right amount of...More

Thank j0hnny01
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry, amazing value and a well curated museum. Kids loved it. Great little selection of aircraft and well documented pieces from WW1 and WW2. Was disgusted to watch groups come in, discuss leaving a donation and then not doing so. Ugly behavior when this...More

Thank brads68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great museum and it's free. Donation recommended by us though as so worth while. We spent several hours here and could have spent more. Educational too. Enjoyed the coffee @ the coffee shop too.

Thank Maggie B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fantastic place for young and old, it is tastefully set out, and does not have that image of dusty old museum. It is worth a visit and the coffee shop has some nice treats as well as the shops, with helpful staff...More

Thank sw893036
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful displays well worth a visit helpful staff very clean and tidy plenty information in front of the exhibits

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was invited to a childs birthday party at the Air Force Museum. The children got into overalls and had dog tags, we went behind the scenes and the kids got to jump out of a plane and throw some water bombs. They had a...More

Thank hotts2017
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