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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 579 1305
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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A must visit if near Blenheim

The best WW I air museum I have ever seen. Forget the stuffy, boring line of aircraft, this is jaw dropping. Even my wife who mostly tolerates my history museums loved this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

The best WW I air museum I have ever seen. Forget the stuffy, boring line of aircraft, this is jaw dropping. Even my wife who mostly tolerates my history museums loved this.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great collection of WWI planes - cleverly displayed and with additional displays showing memorabilia, films, photographs connected to the various air forces serving in WWI.We really enjoyed our visit.

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Bellbrae, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We couldn't believe these planes were real and that someone had been able to collect them (and that some still flew). Our tour guide (use a tour guide and try and get Kevin) knew so much and put it in such an easy to understand way. He obviously loved his task! Aside from the aircraft and life sized dioramas, there... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Did not believe what I saw! One word will suffice: AMAZING Do go and pay a visit to this jewel of a museum Swiss Visitors

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre is very well signposted, there’s plenty of parking and it would be a pleasant spot to have lunch outside, there’s also a café onsite. You must do the tour to fully appreciate the Knights of the Sky exhibition and it’s only $5 more ($30 as opposed to $25 for normal admission), I can guarantee it will... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wonderfully set out by Weta. The display will be interesting even if you are not a "plane" fan.Good classic car display also.

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Impressive exhibits and shown in scenarios rather than just standing exhibits. Full size replicas of WW1 aircraft and history of each type shown on exhibit placards. Also a collection of WW1 aviation memorabilia, medals, artefacts, uniforms etc. Looks like no cost has been spared in setting it all up and you need several hours to do it justice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This is a very well laid out and constructed exhibition of WW1 planes in brilliant realistic settings giving inspiration to the imagination of how it must have been in those days. The planes looked almost new and to be so close to them was just amazing. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to fully appreciate everything so we took photos... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A relatively small, but extremely well done, museum housing many of the WW1 planes, a number with diorama, and a collection of historic memorabilia. Well worth a visit.

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Wellington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This appears expensive until you go in and see what is there. Amazing history and set-up of a huge collection of old aeroplanes all beautifully displayed. Our 3 year old was underwhelmed - would recommend for older children though and I LOVED it!

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