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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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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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Amazing museum, it's hard to believe it's free admission. Our guide Allen led us around and told amazing stories about the restoration of the aircraft. Lots of little kids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing museum, it's hard to believe it's free admission. Our guide Allen led us around and told amazing stories about the restoration of the aircraft. Lots of little kids running around screaming on the day we went but we managed to escape the madness pretty fast.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Been 8 years since I was last in Christchurch and this was one thing I wanted to visit. Spend 3 months at Wigram in 1986 on senior trade course. Fantastic displays, informative and great café and shop. Highly recommended.

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Darfield, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent static displays and diaoramas. Very good historical information on the history of the Royal New Zealand Airforce. The Musuem has excellent facilities for large conference meetings managed by Vbase Team. There is a well apppointed gift shop and excellent cafe. It is a great visit for military and aircraft buffs.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent display of some very special aircraft. One of the 'helpers' came around with us and was extremely knowledgeable. The passion he has for the museum is very contagious without being overbearing. Would highly recommend this experience.

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Tutukaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a collection up to world standard- and free admission. Make sure you do the behind the scenes tour as there is a large number of additional aircraft stored away from normal view and you have an opportunity to see the maintenance areas as well. A credit to the air force personnel and volunteers who keep the aircraft and... More 

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Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good attraction, especially now it is free, but some of the activities one pays for are worthwhile. Have a look 'backstage' on the hanger tour.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Air Force Museum is a great resource for Christchurch and is situated on the remnant of the Wigram Air Force base, now decommisioned and largely turned into housing. There is a huge hangar area full of RNZAF aircraft - a child's delight. There are also exhibits of Air Force memorabilia and treasures such as old flying gear and WW2... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to believe that a fantastic museum like this is completely free to see. Even if you are not a plane buff there is still plenty for you to go see and enjoy. Before you get to the plane hall they have a display with lots of fantastic artifacts, exhibits and information for you to look at. Then you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. Very well laid out. We went on a free tour and got to see some of the airplanes behind the scenes. Ourguide was very knowledgeable and helpful. Nice cafes in the lobby. There is an interesting market of being a prisoner of war in World War 2. We highly recommend this museum

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is not my first time to the Air Force Museum and I was surprised at how much things do actually change in this museum. The staff were really knowledgeable, and wanted to help. The place is spotlessly clean and tidy, and while there is LOTS to see and do for all sorts of ages (there was a school trip... More 

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