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Air Force Museum

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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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Well presented and maintained

There are a good selection of exhibits for the size of museum and very well kept. Free entry so can't fault the museum.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There are a good selection of exhibits for the size of museum and very well kept. Free entry so can't fault the museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I had a great time visiting this air museum. I'm not into aviation at all but my partner managed to throw in that were going to my favourite place afterwards, and what a surprise. I had an an awesome 2 hours here exploring aircraft from the war and older. The layout makes it easy to get around and you get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

I've been to a few air museums around the world (& not because I'm a plane geek) but this is one of the best for exhibits and what's more it's free - making it incredibly rare in this day & age. It houses planes from every era, personalizing them where possible, in such a way as to make them really... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is worth a visit. It's free and you can easily spend a few hours wandering. Loads of history and some full size Air Force planes, even our 9 and 12 year old girls enjoy it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I live in christchurch but hadn't visited before today. What a surprise! Really enjoyed it, well laid out, informative and a few interactive bits for the kids. The shop also had great memorabilia. Free entry is always a bonus! Would definitely return.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Very interesting history of the RNZAF and planes used. Captured showed an insight into being a POW. My 15 yo son enjoyed the planes.

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Burnley, Lancs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A great place to realize how much the NZ people were involved in WW11. The planes dominate the hangers, well documented of their origins. In the upper gallery lots of photos concerning the Wars NZ was involved in. In fact this place is excellent for a visit, staffed by volunteers who are great with their knowledge. Had coffee which was... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

I work for a residential facility for people with physical and mental disabilities. We took four residents all in wheelchairs for lunch and to have a look around. Very pleasant with sorting out their food needs but I thought the toilet facilities were hard for wheelchair access and there was only one. To get to the second floor comprised a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Of course, you need to be at least a little bit into aviation and aircrafts to enjoy this museum. As my partner and I are great aircraft fans, we thought we'd check out this little museum, especially as it's free of charge. Due to the fact that we've already been to many of the great and small museums showing military... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Informative and interesting with lots to look at, learn about, and discuss with friends. I had not realized anything like all the relevant stuff about the air force and it's planes in things such as the world wars or heard about people like Henry Wigram. Was pleased we went.

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