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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
64 3 343 9532
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$120*
and up
Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three...
96%
Ranked #5 of 106 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Discover one of the world’s premier military aviation collections at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand; from aircraft and engines to medals, pin-ups and parachute-silk wedding dresses. Fly a simulator, take a guided tour and step back in time in a replica 1940’s home. FREE ADMISSION, Open Daily 10am - 5pm.
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

A bit of NZ history, all for free. You will be amazed by the size of the plains. Really good experience and cost nothing. Think we spent $5 to do a cool flight experience, bombing ships. Give it a Go!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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74 reviews 74 reviews
30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The memorabilia was very moving along with the knowledgeable and proud staff onsite. A must see if in Christchurch.

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Berlin, Germany
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is an amazing free museum which gives you a wonderful, histroical insight of the RNZAF and also the history of wigram aswell, grwat display of planes, with some amazing exhibts when i was ther e the captured exhit was pretty interesting

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Air Force Museum based at Wigram holds the national collection of the RNZAF. Although admission is free, the experience is so good, all should donate to help preserve and maintain NZ's history of military aviation from pre World War 1 to the present. There are 21 wonderful aircraft on display plus uniforms, flags, medals, artwork etc. The volunteer staff... More

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Houston, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Excellent museum telling the story of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Plenty of World War I & II relics as well. Aircraft exhibits are spectacular. For the price (which is FREE) you can't have a better experience in Christchurch!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

If you love the old WWII and older civil aviation planes, plus many many more. The Air Force Museum is for you!! The manequins are so llfe like! Depicting what men were doing in the past. Very personal with cabinets that contain old log books, photos, diaries, uniforms etc. Such treasures we are so very lucky to have here in... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I have been to this facility on a number of occasions and every time I have come away happy. In two of the functions the catering was very different but then it would depend on the dollar limit. at the first gathering there were about two hundred atendees and there was still plenty of room to move about the room.... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This was a great treat as it covers all ages and interests. If you like aviation and a history of the NZ Air Force, this is the place. There are interactive activities for the kids and great nostalgia exhibits for the oldies. We highly recommend this to everyone with an interest in NZ history and aviation.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This museum has easy access when driving by car with off-street parking. The attractions are best suited to people with an armed forces background who are interested in the history of the NZ Air Force. The displays of planes would also appeal to the airplane enthusiast. Entry to this attraction is free, making it a haven for working families and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Good standard of displays - a little disappointed that cafe was closed before the centre was closed.

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