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Air Force Museum

Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-343 9532
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three...
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Ranked #4 of 125 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, Museums
Owner description: Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at...
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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 ,view historic newsreels and relax in our cafe. FREE ADMISSION, Open Daily 10am - 5pm.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

What an amazing place to visit stopped here on our way to the airport for the morning. Went on the extended tour to see the planes being refurbished brilliant. Could have spent a whole day there much to short visit would recommend to anyone. The tour guide was absolutely brilliant so informative.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

This looks like a second world war museum. Contains nice fighter places of yester-years. We went there on a team lunch.

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Maraekakaho, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Our family of five all enjoyed the museum, we took the guided tour and were very pleased we did, you learn so much more. A great place to visit and the café was well stocked and there was something for everyone. 10 out of 10.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to the air force museum and spent longer than we had planned. The flight simulator was enjoyed by my husband and son. We all enjoyed the insight into flight and how it has developed over the last 100 years. I was amazed the entry was free. I would happily visit again.

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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Plenty of adventures for children, and extremely interesting exhibits for their parents. Recommend setting aside a whole morning or afternoon.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

An informative and entertaining place. It has enough history and detail as well as splendid visuals to keep all entertained. The only money you well spend is $5 for the flight simulator, and coffee in the cafe. Lots of planes and well set out to provide context for their roles in NZ aviation military history.

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AFMNZ, Public Relations Manager at Air Force Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor we delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

A great place to see actual aircraft and memorabilia all with great facts and figures. This is a well designed and laid out museum. It will take you about 2 hours to see all of the displays. taking you from the earliest time of our aviation throught o modern day. It is manned by volunteers who usually have had military... More 

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AFMNZ, Public Relations Manager at Air Force Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor we are delighted you enjoyed your visit. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A very well presented museum with a great range of exhibits, both the planes and all of the other personal items in very informative cabinets. The exhibition about POW was really interesting (though could have done with a few actual exhibits). The fact that this museum is free is amazing. Well worth a couple of hours of your time (if... More 

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AFMNZ, Public Relations Manager at Air Force Museum, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review on Trip Advisor we delighted that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for your feedback regarding the exhibits too More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We live in Christchurch and over the past year we have been here 6 or 7 times and it is my son's favourite museum in Christchurch just beating the Christchurch museum. The planes are well presented and in great condition and each one has a history and what it has to do with the NZ air force giving it a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Many more planes than I thought with a good theme of those used by the NZ military from ww1 until present - all very well preserved with good info boards. Well worth a couple of hours for any plane buff

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