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Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 79 Aerodrome Road, Blenheim 7272, New Zealand
Phone Number: 6435791305
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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1st World war Planes.

This is an excellent museum and deserves more visitor numbers than were there when we visited. The displays are excellent and the collection of memorabilia is super. It is well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
WaltononThamesAnne
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Walton on Thames
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent museum and deserves more visitor numbers than were there when we visited. The displays are excellent and the collection of memorabilia is super. It is well worth a couple of hours of anyone's time. It is not just for geeks.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go to the Omaka Airshow every time it is on, and always stop in at the Aviation museum, without fail. Highly recommend it to all!

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Thank stingerbently
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely worth a stop. Amazing displays and plenty to see for young (4yo girl) and old. Can't wait for them to open up the WWII area - will be back for sure.

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Thank Kiwitripper99
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The museum was a great experience which felt like being in a real life setting. The volunteers were very helpful, to give more information on some of the exhibits, without being too pushy. I would recommend this to a wide range of visitors of all ages who are in the Blenheim area.

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Thank daviddonnet
Shropshire, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Could be a bit dry and boring for a non- enthusiast but the tour makes it all interesting.... Otherwise it is just a succession of old planes.

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Thank hattiepops
Auckland
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123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovingly presented creation of some of the aircraft and airmen of WW1 .Beautifully crafted with interesting background about the planes and personalities Only one thought kept recurring to me While these brave young men were immensely courageous and creating history in the air the relative death toll and tragedy was insignificant compoared to the hundreds of thousands of young... More 

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Thank newmarket18
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AmaZing 1st war aviation presentation. We were very impressed by planes and details. Also some cars needs to be watched.

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Thank daybydayu
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting this museum was like a trip through history thanks to the collection of Sir Peter Jackson and the lifelike displays that simulate movie sets. Stories about many of the famous aviators from the war were also interesting. If you're an aviation buff, this museum is certainly worth your time.

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Thank Richard M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well designed and displayed for all ages, a real treasure for Blenheim which include Sir Peter Jackson's planes

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Thank Lesley B
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Better to visit when flying display on as its not terribly exciting. Some nice old planes, if you go do get the guide otherwise even more tedious. But if local resident get in half price which is good,

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