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Air Force Museum

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Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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+64 3-343 9532
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the...

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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Air Force Museum of New Zealand Tour in Christchurch
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long morning

popped in for an hour or so ended up spending 3 hours and could have stayed longer free guided walk was verygood and then masses to see as well excellant morning

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

popped in for an hour or so ended up spending 3 hours and could have stayed longer free guided walk was verygood and then masses to see as well excellant morning

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We checked out our hotel, had a couple of hours to spare, only a short drive from airport or city Entry is free, wonderful exhibits, lots to learn if you have the time. Kids activity available for $6 Enjoy Mosquito Simulator for $6 each Free onsite car park as opposed to other attractions where parking was limited or payable.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked through the door Cherrie at reception beamed a smile of welcome .. The planes all well laid out. .the exhibits engaging ..even the Cafe was a treat This is a definite must do if you have any interest in flight Careful .. you could lose yourself here for hours.

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Thank MerlinsEgo
christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history ... checked out the capacity of the various flying machines ... so many New Zealanders were pioneers before their time :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a couple hours spare and it was only around the corner from where we were staying. Had the place to ourselves and we had a great time, flight sim was fun, worth a look.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good exhibits, including a large, interactive one which guides you thru the sobering experience of being a prisoner of war. The main hall is spectacular and dramatically lit. Also, a very cool flight simulator you can experience for a small fee. Be sure to look closely at the small-scale mock-up of the air field as it originally operated. This... More 

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Thank BigPlanDan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was holiday season and children were running around everywhere. One youngster cried and screamed for over 20 minutes while parent ignored it. Made it very unpleasant for other people who wanted to read and learn from the displays. I think staff should have interviened when it went on for so long. Would return when it is more peaceful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here many times since I was a kid. Now I take my kids. I've also been to many others in the UK, and this has them beat hands down, with the exception of Imperial War Museum in London. And I gather the US has some good ones too... Well worth the effort of going to if you have... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here on a cold overcast morning and was the perfect place to while away a few hours in the warmth. We all found it very interesting even the two 8 year old boys we had with us. There are lots of planes to look at and interesting exhibits. The boys enjoyed going on the simulator which I thought... More 

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Thank Renae M
Rolleston, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to visit and exhibits change often. Highly recommend the behind the scenes tour. All age groups will find this museum interesting. I love the high standard of restoration.

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