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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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Upstate, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 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
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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
36 helpful votes 36 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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