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“Spectacular, do the guided tour!”

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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US$26.67*
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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka...
Ranked #2 of 76 things to do in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky exhibition, featuring Sir Peter Jackson's own collection of World War One aircraft and artifacts. The story of aviation, its development and the men that flew them, is brought to life in sensational sets created by the internationally acclaimed talent of WingNut Films and Weta Workshop. The aircraft are a unique mix of originals and replicas, some of which are flyable and/or can only be seen at Omaka including the Caproni CA.22. The Centre boasts an extensive collection of memorabilia and these are divided into two areas, one devoted to the Allies and the other to the Central Powers. The Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is extremely privileged to be the caretakers of these historical treasures, which include personal items of Manfred von Richthofen, the legendary Red Baron, top scoring Allied ace Frenchman Rene Fonck, top scroring American ace Eddie Rickenbacker, Germany's Ernst Udet ranked second only to Richtohfen when WW1 ended and the infamous Herman Goering. The Knights of the Sky Exhibition is a display like no other and you don't have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy it!
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome, learn a lot about world war history in a fun and entertaining way. Peter gives absolutely awesome tours if you can get him, so much more info and fun going through the tour than just reading the info. Don't Miss it!

Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

I am a history buff. This venue was both intelligent and fun. The staff were most helpful. There is a great deal of education value to be found here.

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Reviewed 4 December 2017

This was my second visit but the first one since the Second World War attraction opened, it really is a must to visit while you are in the region

Thank Penelope P
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

This museum is very well done. It’s similar to the Peter Jackson Exhibit in Wellington at the world war one museum and Te Papa. Everything is excellently laid out and explained. In addition, there are people start to answer any questions that you have.

It took us 45 minutes to an hour to get around which I think is a little below average.

Thank drjandthemissus
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

A memorable experience in a totally unexpected location. World class venue and not just a museum. Go there.

Thank Stephen D
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