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Air Force Museum

45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
64 3 343 9532
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Ranked #8 of 131 attractions in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Hurghada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

My daughters have arranged forme to visit, since they knew about my interest in the history of military equioment and happenings.New Zealand Pilots have played an important role in the Battle of great Britain and were well deserved honored in Britain.Obviously there were mostly British aircrafts with some exceptions of a American Torpedo Bomber which looked rather clumsy comparable to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a wonderfully set out place with plenty of parking, and displays of aircraft from early to modern all on easy access. Many static displays and videos to enjoy. A cafe is on site

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Being a male i enjoyed the displays and tour, however my wife found it a little boring, but what they have is first class

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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Excellent exhibits with good story boards. Bit harrowing to read the experiences of some of the POWs. The kids enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt. Cafe and shop both good. Although it will appeal most to those interested in planes or the Air Force, the Museum will appeal to most

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

the history, the size, the overall impression. We went to an event here and what a venue for a party!

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Christchurch
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is the birth place of the Royal NZ Air force. very informative. Lots of interesting thing there including so early planes.

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Brisbane
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We attended Whisky Galore's whisky tasting events over the weekend. The venue was perfect for the theatre restaurant situation on the Friday evening. Also the ideal place for the Main Event tastings on the Saturday.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

I have visited the Air Force Museum for a number of events ranging from a funeral venue to an anniversary ball, for Anzac Day and simply to look at our history. I have loved it at every turn. The welcoming and knowledgeable guides make the tour a fabulous experience. Well worth more than one trip!!

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Bunbury
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014 via mobile

We spent half a day here during recent pouring rain and we're mightily impressed! Very interesting, informative displays and extremely well presented. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

For those who are interested in aircraft and military history will find this museum well worth the visit, with multiple static and interactive displays including a mosquito cockpit which you can fly on real missions. It's free to enter and easy to get to by public transport. Allow at least 3 hours to do it justice, does have a coffee... More

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