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Air Force Museum

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Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-343 9532
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Description: 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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Educational wonderland

I loved this museum after visiting earlier this year. They have great interactive informational videos, memorabilia, and a huge hangar of aircraft. A must do when visiting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was quite a worthwhile visit if you fancy some good planes. There are a few hangars that display some real model of airplanes. There were a quarter of the hangar being renovated and took apart for some upgrading work. However heaps of information about the new zealand air force being involved in ww1 and ww2. One could spend an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I loved this museum after visiting earlier this year. They have great interactive informational videos, memorabilia, and a huge hangar of aircraft. A must do when visiting Christchurch. The best part? It's free.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had School formal here in the facilities are absolutely brilliant. Recommend is a function of facility because this place is brilliant.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The RNZAF Museum captured the history of New Zealand's Air Force in true style. The exhibits were first rate and the museum would be of interest to military and non-military types alike. The aircraft exhibits were a highlight.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

It is a very good free attraction when they have all the planes on display. Unfortunately, all too often many of the planes are removed so they can have 'corporate' functions. They already have a very large area solely used for functions but for many of the events several planes are removed from the aircraft hall. I realize they probably... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Was great walking around and discovering all the history. We only stopped in to kill time and have a look in the gift shop.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took our children here over holidays and they loved it! Lots of airforce history as well as models to view. Lots of room for kids to run round and a good little cafe for food and coffee. Great way to spend an hour or so.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Took our 6 year old grandson and it was awesome, never been before and have to say I was impressed. Was free to get in and they had activities that cost $5.00 for each age group.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I did the behind the scenes tour and it is a must see for any visitor. It does not cost much and you get up so close you can smell them.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a great time exploring the museum there were heaps of cool plans and the historic displays were very interactive and very enjoyable. Worth a visit for all ages.

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