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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
64 3 343 9532
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Ranked #6 of 130 Attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
Traveler Description: The Royal New Zealand Air Force Museum in Christchurch is a “must see” for anyone even remotely interested in military aviation. The museum is... more »
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Christchurch
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A wonderful aviation history museum with plenty to inform and entertain aviation history 'buffs' and families. A real credit to the founding Trustees and the administration. It is a great pity that the airfield has been 'lost'. Very good and informative static displays and a wealth of memorabillia.

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Interesting visit made more so by one of the volunteers going out of his way the answer a query. Make sure you do the 'behind the scenes tour', very interesting.

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NZ
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

been there a couple of times. Our son in the air force. So its a must do for us. The displays are great

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great family outing on a cold wet miserable day that didn't break the bank. Coffee shop reasonably priced with free wifi - always a bonus on holidays with teenagers!!

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Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is a well set out and professional museum.The entry is free but I recommend you pay for the guided tour as this gives you access to areas you would not otherwise see.The restoration hangar and the storage hangar for planes not currently on display.The guides are knowledgeable and friendly.You can easily spend three hours and the cafe is good.... More

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Torquay, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Being ex RNZAF this place has a special place in my heart. It is great for kids and aviation/history enthusiasts alike and is free!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is no fancy/frenzy aircraft show, and if you love aviation and wish to go back in the past and relive the moments --- you certainly can't miss this. Thank you Captain Richard Parker for the detailed tour throughout the museum. The DC18 flight simulator was amazing too (especially with real controls and effects). Overall, had a fantastic afternoon at... More

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ferntree gully
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Took this tour and easily spent 2 to 3 hours there. Paid for a guided tour which was very informative too.The planes on show are incredibly well preserved by a hard working volunteer corp of workers. Very impressive and well worth it for aircraft enthusiasts.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a great attraction, with lots more than you'd expect, and free entry! There is a children's scavenger hunt available for a small fee ($5) which kept our 4 year old busy and engaged. The only downside to our visit was that some of the exhibitions had been removed and more roped off for a private function. The café... More

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Darwin, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

An educational free attraction that is worth seeing and the kids would not be bored. The staff were very helpful and all the facilities were clean and well maintained. The building is wheel chair friendly. The exhibitions are well set out, easy to follow in interesting. The café caters for many differing tastes. This is a must see.

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