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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
(03) 579 1305
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98%
Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: Museums, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for older children

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

The history and the time you can take just looking The figures are like you are amongst them and you expect them to talk Make sure you have plenty of time to wander thru.Very good value for the money A must see

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This place is fantastic and you certainly don't have to be a plane fanatic to enjoy it. It came highly recommended to us by a local and although a bit sceptical at first, both my wife and I absolutely loved it. Many of the planes are shown in 'sets' to depict stories relating to them - these having been made... More 

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Bangalore
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10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great place for aviation history. Some of the planes are masterpieces and restorations have been awesome. The Hurricane and Stuka are pieces of art! The Red Baron's coverage is amazing. DON'T MISS!

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Lancefield, Australia
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20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is an outstanding heritage centre and so unexpected in the backblocks of Blenheim. The collection of World War 1 and earlier planes is outstanding and the dioramas brilliant. We found the volunteer staff to be both knowledgeable and helpful. We could easily return regularly. In the future it will be further enhanced by a collection of World War 2... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This museum is so well organized. Planes looks amazing with the "movie style set up". Very interesting pieces of history are presented in an onteresting way. It was so easy to spend few hours here.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

As a local I visited with visiting family members. A friendly host showed us key displays, bringing the displays to life with his insights. He also took our photo as we posed in front of one of the displays. Personally I was taken aback by the quality of the displays from the Weta Workshop and memorabilia.

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Picton, New Zealand
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband never tires of visiting the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Every time we have visitors he plans a visit. He absolutely loves it and never ceases to be impressed with what it has to offer.

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Middlesbrough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This has to be one of the best Aviation museums in the world, the aircraft are nearly all of first world war vintage. The dioramas are without doubt the best I have seen, the museum is in the main Sir Peter Jackson's private collection and the quality of the exhibits is evidence of his involvement. There is a second world... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The displays of WW1 aircraft are expertly put togehter and so well presented in variois forms of flight and distruction. A great deal of expense and effort has been put into the display and it has been very well executed. I must admit I had my doubts when I read that it was the #1 attraction in Blenhein but was... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

A very well set up museum of early fighter aircraft in a concentrated area, with a number of World War 1 scenes cleverly depicted.

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