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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 museum

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.

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

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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South Island, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This is an unbelievable experience. Dont think that you will only be there a short time. To see it properly give yourself 3-4 hours.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Having visited Tauranga Air Museum, this was a fascinating addition. Beautifully run, with interesting 'old timers' to add to the history & experience. A memorable morning

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A great tribute to the volunteers who have put their time in to restore these glorious planes. Well worth the visit & it is free to enter.

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Christchurch
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Our family has visited several times and the boys just love this museum. very modern and clean with amazing displays of vintage military and ww2 aircraft. Also has several skyhawks and other jet trainers, everything in spotless condition. Museum has many attractions and you need to spend at least a couple of hours here to have a good look around.... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

been there in the afternoon, the staff was not very friendly, might be all free entry museum got same situation? My son asked many questions about the flight craft, there are many details need to be added for more detailed information.

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Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
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143 reviews 143 reviews
88 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My second time here (first time was with a 18 month old), this time with a 5 yr and 6 1/2 yr old. So there isn't much to do with an 18 month old except chase after them, LOL. But when they are 5 and 6 you can help them experience what it is like to walk up the steps... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A fantastic free museum, greeted at entrance by a lovely lady volunteer who was a wealth of information on the museum as well as aviation, guided us to the aircraft hall & let us have a quiet look at the beautifully restored aircraft there, I loved the 5000 Poppy display, which all local ladies had crocheted or knitted, in the... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Gives very cleat picture of NZ history in wartimes and peace with lots of fascinating information and nice people to learn from. Another good asset for Christchurch.

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We were advised to visit this museum by a someone we met in Christchurch and it didn't disappoint. There was a huge amount of detail about the history of the New Zealand Air Force as well as up to date information. Guided tours were available but we decided to wander round ourselves. However, before we left one of the volunteers... More 

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