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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

If you love planes, this is a wonderful place to visit with a large collection of restored planes and an opportunity to go behind the scenes and see those in the process of being restored. The cafe food is excellent. A good atmosphere and friendly helpful staff.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

If you have an airforce connnection or are fascinated by planes then this museum is worth visiting. We did the behind the scenec tour which gave you much more info and a personalized tour with an ex NZRAF or RAF person. Always good value.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

this was a good museum but with a limited collection. well worth your time if you are an airplane history person. the cafe was also good. for an extra treat be sure to go down to the Ashburton Aviation Museum to see restored early aircraft.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to spend a few hours or longer....well set out very interactive....easy to get to by bus....staff very good & helpful...was a bit disappointed as I collect magnets to remember our trip but could not get one with the museum name & plane....

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15 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I spent 4 days attending a conference there and it was all good. We even had a conference dinner at the special venue which was surrendered by all helicopters and aircrafts. Apparently on dome days you can also experience sitting in the cock pit ax well but I couldn't make it ax wax so busy!

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Upstate, NY
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It great telling of how New Zealanders participated in WWII amongst other battles. Quality displays, interesting stories. Don't miss it if you are a aircraft or history buff.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I recently dropped in doing 'the tourist thing' tagging along with the other half. He was rather keen to check out the engines and planes but I was not so much, keen rather to sit down with a coffee the entire time rather than spend another 30 odd dollars on another tourist attraction. But for starters it was free, so... More

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City of Greater Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I attended a dental industry exhibition here and it was a nice blend of interesting retired NZ air force air craft and memorabilia from WWI & WWII. They cleared a large section of the museum for stands to be erected and even the dentists were impressed with seeing high tech dental equipment surrounded by high tech aircraft and weapons (purely... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great day out for all the family. Informative displays, a few aircraft on display and the staff were very helpful.

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Canberra, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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