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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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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 2 days ago

We were shown around by interesting and knowledgeable volunteers. As a family we enjoyed competing with one another in the interactive displays. The cafe was perfect for refreshments before we started.

Thank nikki954
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great, free outing for all ages. The history of planes in NZ and abroad is a treat. It covers not only the world wars, but beyond. The German hut is fun, and will be a treat for children.

Thank Vance W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a look around and had a great time looking, learning and going in the simulator. ($6) There's heaps of information regarding the New Zealand and we learnt lots. Definitely worth a visit. Would be any little boys dream!! It's totally free but donations...More

Thank Hairbykatherine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly staff. The museum is in a modern building and the selection of aircraft and displays was good. Some great interactive displays enjoyable for both the kids and adults too! I also recommend the behind the scenes tour as well to see other aircraft...More

Thank TripperC2010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a facinating, interesting and informative educational museum. The collection of old aircraft and the history of NZ's airforce is well worth spending at least 2-3 hours wondering around. The volunteers are extremely engaging with a wealth of knowledge.

Thank 2olddiggers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit on a day when all planes are on show you will think this is a super museum and deserving of 4 or 5 stars! If you visit on a day such as yesterday when a major corporate show is being held you...More

Thank mark777787
AFMNZ, Communications Manager at Air Force Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Mark - thank you for your review, and we’re sorry that the visitor experience was compromised on the day you visited. In the wake of the 2010/2011 Canterbury quakes we have had to make some temporary concessions for the benefit of the wider city....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As I discovered in Harvard Avenue, over 30 historic aircraft of New Zealand's military aviation telling a story of the past, so we could reflect on where it all began with the men and women who trained and flew with the Air Force and those...More

Thank karina f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to visit with children. Very friendly and helpful volunteers/staff. Great displays and exhibits. The cafe is expensive especially when you have kids wanting food as soon as they see it. Lots of parking and easy access. A must to visit!!!

Thank Sonya Devon W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended this attraction for our kids aged 10,12 and 14 and the tip was well worth while. the kids made a bee-line for the "flight simulator" and really enjoyed the experience, but actually the rest of the museum was really, really interesting. great...More

Thank Panapa101
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A great collection of aircraft and stories of NZ history. And free! Well worth a visit and a drive around the area where the airfield in now a suburb and the control tower from the airfield is still there.

Thank BrissieTraveller83
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