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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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It showed the type of aircraft My grandfather worked on in ww2. Very informative and it was great to see the different types of aircraft

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Leanne W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It showed the type of aircraft My grandfather worked on in ww2. Very informative and it was great to see the different types of aircraft

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Thank Leanne W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have very good displays of aircrafts and information. It will take you for about 1 hour to finish it. They also have some videos and movie clips about the wars and information about the planes and cars.

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Thank Faith Charize C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit, such good displays of the aircraft and very informative displays overall - and this from someone who isn't a aircraft buff!

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Thank Trish M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner were just here and it was a nice way to spend a few hours. The friendly volunteers that run this were kind and helpful and their passion for the subject was nice to see. I'm not particularly interested in planes myself, however I still enjoyed the tour with my partner.

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Thank Gary C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Activities for the whole family packed with history and real life planes, some of which you can sit in. Has a cafe and giftshop, wouldnt recommend the coffee but has a mobile phone charging station which is convenient if not a little unexpected. Something for everyone at the giftshop as long as you are willing to pay for it. Free... More 

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Thank James G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great place to visit and its free. The displays are amazing and very informative and the aircraft on display are very well done. Recommended for any visitor to Christchurch

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Thank X3050PNMike
Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attending conferences at this venue after the ChCh earthquakes started this habit, and now with two grandsons obsessed with aviation this is a really good outing. Free entry but you will want to sample the cafe, and steer quickly past the gift shop! . Many exhibits to fascinate young and old, cut away working engine models and special child friendly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to many airplane museums all over the world. A really good aspect is that this was free to enter, however wasn't too interesting - the usual British and American fighter planes. However, good way to kill time.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There are lots and lots of plane right from the primitive models to recent jet models. There is wealth of information also provided on the same..its a free entry and has few cockpits to try and get the feel. May want to avoid on school holidays as there is too much kids around screaming and playing around.. But overall worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Nice coffee shop when your legs get tired, lots to see if you are interested in aeroplanes, and the volunteers are really enthusiastic and helpful

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