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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
64 3 343 9532
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Ranked #9 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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Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Small but packed full of worthwhile things to see! Some very interesting displays and the aircraft are always well worth a visit!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The Wigram Air Force Museum ,was formally the regions Air Force Base. If you enjoy aircraft this is a must but also of interest to anyone .

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The staff are very kind and freely offer their knowledge of the planes and surrounding area. I wish there had been more information on each of the plane's signs, but still very informative. And the piece is right.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

See all the fighter planes of the NZ Airforce. But more interesting to me is the History of NZ's fighting forces place in the Commonwealth of Nations. There is a special display to Dir Archie McIndoe and the Guinea Pig Club, the WWII Fighter Pilots who defended London during the Blitz, and the pioneering work McIndoe for Plastic Surgery in... More

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Waihi, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My 10 year old is plane mad, and we both loved this place. The history of the air force etc, its all right there. Well worth the visit

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Mt. Cook Village, New Zealand
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231 reviews 231 reviews
94 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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