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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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Great place to go with kids.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled to the south island to see Omaka aircraft museum in Blenheim and discovered this while in Christchurch. Nice planes and a good coffee shop, we were both happy!

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We sent a few hrs on a cold afternoon. Entry was free which we a nice change. Good exhibits, lots of information, activities for kids they can even have a party here.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a top attraction and what even more amazing its free. The atmosphere and exhibits are second to none. Its so well organised and of interest for all age groups. I been with very young children who just are captivated and the adults are just as interested. Well done to the team at Air force Museum.

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South Canterbury, NZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a great place to visit and would have been happy to pay to look around. Loved looking at all the information on the history.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We had a lot of fun here and spent a decent morning exploring all the exhibits and stopping to complete all the great photo opportunities placed around the museum. Some of the planes you could climb up inside and there was a really cool dress up area to have your air force mug shot taken! Highly recommend!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Free entry...lots of planes all in very good condition. spotlessly clean. Very interesting museum and great pieces from the world wars. Veterans walking around to help answer any questions. Highly recommend a visit.

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Additional Information about Air Force Museum

Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-343 9532
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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