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Air Force Museum

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Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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+64 3-343 9532
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Brilliant museum - can't believe it's free!

The Air Force Museum is even better than your above average museum - it's free (but donations keep it going, so please give generously if you can!). The aircraft are largely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Air Force Museum is even better than your above average museum - it's free (but donations keep it going, so please give generously if you can!). The aircraft are largely actual aircraft that have been operational and lovingly restored. The display signs not only give an explanation of the type of aircraft but also the history/origins and service history... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An interesting collection of military aircraft from New Zealand and other countries. Also lots of objects from both World Wars, and free entry.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I personally love planes, especially old planes when aviation was an adventure rather than the boring form of transport it is today. This museum takes you back to that experience, and lets you get close to those pioneers. it is a great place to visit any time of the year, and you can even get hands on in a simulator

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I can't believe this museum is free - run by volunteers who give their time to lead tours, and restore and maintain exhibitions, and lend their own knowledge to the displays. An informative way to spend a good couple of hours.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a regular for friends and family. I struggle to believe how some of the old aircraft flew let alone carried passengers and in some cases fought in the air . Excellent interactive display and flight simulator

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great attraction for Christchurch and a must see stop for persons of all ages ... allow 2 to 4 hours to browse all the exhibits (maybe less if you have children tagging along) ,,, well worth the time spent in viewing and a must see attraction for Christchurch .... i have been there many times and its still got... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a number of hands on activities for kids to try. Kids liked the escape from POW camp and the flight simulator. Would be nice if you could go inside a few more of the old planes

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic museum with elaborate displays and nice staff, in the behind the scenes tour yo get to hear the story behind every aircraft which is really interesting. They also do events and functions which are great around planes or however you like it. really great times in this place, would recommend this to anyone, Families, couples, organisations, anyone would love... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there easily enough on the yellow bus from town to Wigram. It's a free tour that's held three times every day except Xmas Day. Richard Parker was a very nice able tour guide who took us out the back to see some other aircraft and vehicles. Look out for the earthquake damaged plane on mezzanine level. We enjoyed our... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Highly recommended for those who would like to research NZ aviation history- suited to families, tourists & couples!

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