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

Even if you're not an aviation enthusiast, this experience is sure to get you going! Enthusiastic staff, well-presented displays and simulated rides for the children, make it a worthwhile venue for the entire family to visit. When you have finished experiencing all there is on...More

Thank Gogomarlin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great displays, great aircraft and fantastic staff and free entry. If going, make sure you book a tour of the restoration hanger. Once or twice a year they run an open cockpit day which allows you to sit in the cockpit of 3 aircraft of...More

Thank bsh6264
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has an amazing collection of old planes and the history of planes used in war and peace. Some interactive activities for children, an excellent cafe and interesting shop. Well worth a visit .

Thank TripMember051220151
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our visit but were a little disappointed that some aircraft we were hoping to see were not on display. Mentioned this to a very friendly curator who took us behind the scenes and showed some other exhibits and gave us some wonderful insights...More

Thank Crazysteveb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well set out, very informative and just amazing. They have a gift shop and a cafe for you to have a lovely coffee and relax. It was free to enter.

Thank pinkflower2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great little museum, which tells the story of the Royal New Zealand Air Force in war and peace. Activities for children. Adults can refresh their memory of aviation in NZ. Cafe is excellent and the guides are a wealth of knowledge. Generally they are...More

Thank kevben1055
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are enjoying the visit a lot; learn some solid Kiwi Air Force history. The team here is wonderful and knowledgeable.

Thank Yuhang D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was honestly amazing to see. Surprised I loved it so much. Would definitely go again with friends or family.

Thank Billie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very welcoming staff and exhibits were cool. Lots and lots of planes. Prior to the trip I was not that into planes but afterwards, im an enthusiast. Really recommend the behind the scenes tour

Thank connorhopkins
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Airforce Museum is a large venue in Wigram. There is definitely plenty to see here, with a POW camp escape walk and plenty of aircrafts to sit in. There is also a VR (although it does cost extra). For a donation, you can walk...More

Thank jakkaof86
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