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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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Great display of history

Well worth the visit if you are a history or airplane enthusiast. Very detailed displays and would recommend the behind the scenes tour into the workshop and restoration area... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Whyalla, Australia
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Whyalla, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth the visit if you are a history or airplane enthusiast. Very detailed displays and would recommend the behind the scenes tour into the workshop and restoration area. Staff were very plesant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Museum was very nicely done - I loved especially the lighting in the main exhibition hall. Everything is well displayed and spotlessly clean. The only minor gripe I had was there was a function in the function rooms, but there are also aircraft in there, which you were not able to see due to the function. Overall, very well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved our trip here, was really relishing seeing all these legendary airplanes. Was like a 6 year old awestruck

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Rennes, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Well presented. Informative and helpful staff. Behind the scenes tour is good and well worth doing. Lots of educational things as well as just interesting.

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Thank David N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This amazing museum is great for all ages. The large open space, allows for free movement through out the museum. With loads to view and some interactive, it's great fun for all. The Wow of walking to the main hanger is really cool and seeing so many restored planes is amazing. I took a 3 and 4 year old and... More 

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Thank April N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this was a fun place to visit. My 4 year old grandson liked playing in the interactive areas. I found it interesting just to slowly meander around reading all of the snippets of information associated with the airforce.

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Thank Tonywha
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super museum. Great for young and old. Highly recommended. The cafe is good too. Loved seeing the wee kids bday parties at the museum all dressed up in flight overalls.

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

Good option for family...friends, couples and solo. There are free tour and the guide is very friendly. The tour is one hour but probably you will spend at least more 2 hours to see everything there. There is also a cafeteria with a good option.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is not only well curated but it is well laid out and spacious. A great record of the RNZAF history and its personnel, equipment and aircraft. The displays are brilliantly maintained and well narrated. Highly recommended.

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China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether your interest is historic or military, this attraction has something for all the family. Well designed and carefully crafted, it is a must see on your Canterbury schedule.

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