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An interesting museum.

A must see for all aviation buffs, and all interested people. A good collection but not enough... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rarpos
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Melbourne, Australia
Small but good quality aviation museum - great for kids!

Really pleased we visited - and even my 8yr old lad who was not keen on the idea originally had a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
PeteHaigh-NZ
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for all aviation buffs, and all interested people. A good collection but not enough information about all exhibits. It is run by volunteers but needs more available to explain about exhibits. Well worth a visit. It has a good café attached.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though, the museum is very small, but is a best place for kids who love planes, as this place allows kids to sit inside a cockpit of a jet fighter and play with it's control's. I would give it 5 star, if the planes...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Not as big as I was expecting, it didn't take me long to get around and look at everything. Quite a few planes were pushed outside with covers on, which is a shame as I would have liked to get a better look without a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Really pleased we visited - and even my 8yr old lad who was not keen on the idea originally had a blast. While the museum isn't big by international standards, it has a decent collection with a mix of civilian and military types, props and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank PeteHaigh-NZ
Reviewed 21 July 2018

Popped in to check it out and it was a great display. Some aircraft open to enter into & the grandson thought that was really cool.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Warren Pat S
Reviewed 25 May 2018

I stopped at The Classic Flyers Museum while driving through Tauranga on the way to Waihi. There were lots of old aircraft on display including a US F86 from the Korean war.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Clearly they were getting ready for a function or had just had a function (they are a venue, and a pretty cool venue I imagine). It was clear because ALL the exhibits had been pushed into corners and against the walls to allow for a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Gmoney484
Reviewed 17 February 2018

This is a great place to take your kids on a wet day as most of the exhibits are undercover. It is run by a charitable trust and I am pretty sure that most of the people working there are volunteers. They restore and fly...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank on2it2
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly folk running the place, lots of machinery crammed in there, and a variety of levels of information. Climbing around an old flying boat was neat. Flying in the DC-3 was neater still! There was a kids birthday going on too, great venue!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank joshuat975
Reviewed 4 January 2018

As someone with an interest in aviation and history, this Museum was a place I was keen to explore. I arrived on a rainy afternoon, meaning I got only to see the main hanger. However, that was the only disappointment. The Museum's exhibits are really...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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