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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-579 1305
Today
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Omaka Avation Heritage Centre presents the outstanding Knights of the Sky...

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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WWI and WWII Combo Exhibitions at the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre
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Knights of the Sky - The Great War Exhibition in Blenheim
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The Best WW1 Aviation Museum in the world??

My son and I visited this museum after a hard day tasting wine (!) in various local vineyards and so we only arrived at 4pm and so only had an hour before closing time. It was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had time to see one exhibition and chose the WW2 one. It was very well presented and had a great atmosphere but I'm not sure it was worth $20. The bomb simulation was great and very informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My son and I visited this museum after a hard day tasting wine (!) in various local vineyards and so we only arrived at 4pm and so only had an hour before closing time. It was nothing LIKE enough just to get around the WW1 exhibits, let alone the rest of the Museum. Allow 2 1/2 hours minimum to give... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful place to bring the whole family - wonderful displays of world war history's - great staff - had a wonderful time - easily lost an hour or two

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in April 2016 and found the exhibition very enjoyable. Wee then found out that they had opened a new exhibit featuring aircraft from WW2 this is also to the same high standard

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an exhibit which can be revisited and still excite. The planes and details of the exhibits is astounding. Very informative text and graphics. Helpful and informative (volunteer) staff.

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Richmond, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much information and what fantastic displays! They really made you feel like you were in the scene!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding collection of war history, so impressive, will definitely visit again next time we're in Blenheim

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with my wife and 2 girls (6 and 4) in December. Thought this would primarily appeal to adults but kids found very interesting as well. They have two museums - one for WWI airplanes and one for WWII. We went to the World War I exhibit which houses Peter Jackson's WWI planes. It was pretty fascinating for all of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An impressive collection of war planes and other items from fighter planes and pilots. Worth a visit.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed my visit to this museum. The guide was very informative but didn't push us through giving time to look closely at each exibition. Fabulously done thanks to all that made this possible. Take your kids that will live it.

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