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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
64 3 343 9532
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Ranked #8 of 129 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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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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223 reviews 223 reviews
90 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The exhibitions and displays here are of a very high standard and the information panels displayed are excellent and there are many things to enjoy and films to watch s well as a simulator to try out. There is a café and souvenir shop here and the museum is free to visit and its a great place for the kids... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

One of the most beautiful aircraft museums in the world. Original, Spitfire, P51d Mustang, VOught Corsair, P40 Kittyhawke and more. Very well presented. Spend the whole day there.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I thought this was very over priced for what we received. Partner got some type of open burger and I had the eggs benedict. We were waiting for the rest of the meal to come out. Rather disappointing. Even though it was nice, it needed more, felt rather ripped off :( The museum was great though, had a full tour... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Awesome the experience is! Yo gotta try the simulater it is truly amazing definetly something to add to your must do list these holidays wether yo have young kids or tengagers!

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Christchurch
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited the museum with my kids who enjoyed it so much. The displays are fantastic and the staff are super helpful. The explanations are provided both by the placards and the staff around the different rooms and halls. For a moderate fee you can also try the Mosquito flight simulator, great fun. The displayof aircrafts is very extensive and covers... More

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Qasseem
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice stuff put expensive souvenirs I didn't tray a coffee shop so I have no idea about it but good to visit

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Auckland, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

While not large this well presented museum is an interesting place to spend a couple of hours. A number of aircraft, good static displays and a few interactive exhibits too. Best of all it's absolutely free.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well set up, and informative with neat & clean displays. Staff were very friendly and helpful, but unfortunately there was a conference on the go at the same time, and some of the displays were off-limits (not good when your kids want to go look at EVERYTHING).

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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50 reviews 50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While not huge, there is plenty to keep you interested for a couple of hours, with a dozen or more planes and other static displays. Entry is free.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to visit, with or without children. Lots to see of interest to all ages. Also has a great gift shop and café. The fact that there is no admission charge makes it a good choice for those with young children too. Our five year old grandson gets a lot out of it every time we... More

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