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Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-343 9532
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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My grandson was enthralled. He hopes to join the Australian Air Force so he was in his element. The whole attraction is well set out. The guided tour was very informative.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My grandson was enthralled. He hopes to join the Australian Air Force so he was in his element. The whole attraction is well set out. The guided tour was very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was real cool being able to see actual fighter planes and check out some planes in close detail. The variety of planes on display was enough to keep my 6 year old entertained for a couple hours. Love the plane simulator experience for only 5nzd. Entry to the museum and the tours are free.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, I wasn't too keen to visit however it was so worth the trip. Donation is asked for, plus you can pay a little extra for a guided tour. The tour guides are keen to share information :) Great collection of history

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Thank R90ALC
Greymouth, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite place to visit when in Christchurch. The children love to see and interact with the displays. There is a Jet fighter display that you can sit in which is a great hit. There are retired Airforce men available to take you on a guided tour, which is very informative and a great opportunity to hear personal stories of... More 

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Thank nicky337
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits are great loads of historical info and planes to look at as well 😊 there is a simulator that you go on. Awesome for kids. . Looked like a kids birthday party was happening and they were having a great time. Nice to see our history displayed and explained so well. Easy spend a couple hours 😊

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Thank Amy M
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is very well set out, making the most of its (relatively) small number of aircraft. You see the history of military aviation in New Zealand from the Bleriot replica to the Skyhawks which were stood down in 2000. You also get a very good impression of the important work done by the NZAF since it gave up its... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for a rainy day activity and stumbled across the Air Force Museum online. We loved it! Kids could run around and look at planes and there was somewhere to have lunch. Even better, it was free. Very enjoyable outing.

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Whangarei
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great facility. We went there as a family group and the kids loved wandering around the museum. There is plenty of space and lots of interactive spots for kids and spots for photo opportunities. We easily spent a couple of hours here and then had lunch outside. The great thing is that this attraction is free.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good museum and exhibitions. Some lovely aircraft but a shame they dont display a few more. Very interesting though. Mosquito simulator is great fun and worth the 5bucks. Cafe do amazing coffee and home made pies

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Thank luke14ott
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Despite having grown up in the city, I regret that it took a family visit back home to finally go. The exhibits are informative and well-presented. There is an excellent variety in the displays and something that appealed to each member of our family. We loved the aircraft display. Both kids also enjoyed the opportunity to fly in the Mosquito... More 

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