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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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If you like to travel by air at all - come and look at some of this history!!!

This was such a treat. My grandfather was a pilot in WWII, and then with Qantas - piquing my interest in air travel. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of a Mosquito being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This was such a treat. My grandfather was a pilot in WWII, and then with Qantas - piquing my interest in air travel. We were lucky enough to get a sneak peak of a Mosquito being rebuilt!!! Fantastic place!!!!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I took my grandchild and his friends to this museum and they just loved the exhibits. I would highly recomend this and not just for plane buffs.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit if you have an aviation interest. The aircraft on display are well presented and the best part is that admittance is FREE.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This in an excellent way to see the history and aircraft of the NZRAF, along with exhibits of many of our Air force heroes and personal. Well worth the visit and what's more there is no entry charge. The café is also good value for money.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Entry is free. The Museum contains a great collection of classic military aircraft. There are aviation inspired activities for the children as well as the adults. The Museum also contains an excellent shop and a well stocked café. A must see if your in Christchurch

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you are an aircraft nut, this is a great place for you. If you haven’t seen Cathedral Square and it’s a nice sunny day, by all means see the city, the botanical gardens and go punting. But the Air Force Museum is a great place to visit. It’s all indoors, so a great place to see on a rainy... More 

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Manitoba, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A great museum to visit that displays the country's proud history in great detail. The aircraft and displays were very well done. The directions to the museum is very well marked, nicely located, and with plenty of parking.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great museum, nice collection of RNZAF planes and ever-changing exhibitions. I have been twice now and always enjoy watching the various videos/reading. Not done the tour/simulator yet (paid for extras). Excellent for kids and parents alike.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The displays are well thought out and the volunteers who will take you on guided tours are knowledgeable and helpful. Recommended!

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's free entry. My son love the airplanes, So he spent a lot of time in the museum. We tried flight stimulator, cost a few bucks.

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Additional Information about Air Force Museum

Address: 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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