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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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realy good and it's free

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Thank Rosemary B
Christchurch. N.Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Air Force Museum has a holiday programme which is fun for the children to attend. It is also free entry to the museum so an ideal place to visit for tourists or locals. There is a shop and cafe on site so you can take your time looking at the planes and exhibits.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little activity for the family, especially as it is free to attend. The kids love looking at the bid planes, and being up close and personal. Great little cafe is situated in the lobby for nibbles after the fact.

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Thank Leah M
Polokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The displays are neat and informative. Fun photo opportunities throughout. Big reception are with a cafe and a shop.

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Thank Gerrit B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It can keep you busy for a good couple of hours. The staff are very friendly and would answer any questions. There is also a café which is nice for a coffee after.

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Thank SarahTart
Turangi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To walk through the museum and follow the history of RNZAF was awesome. It's displays are laid out in a magical manner. Being able to get up close to these old flying machines and read about their history is fantastic. It is a credit to the men and women who have restored some of these aircraft They have games for... More 

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Thank Mark H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended for group functions, food, drink and wait staff were very good. If you have time you can book ahead and take a guided tour around the Museum.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great crowd of volunteers looking after a special collection. Suitable for young and old alike, and a café for a cuppa

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of the first places i came to visit while i was in new zealand, its free and so much to see and learn loads of planes and other memorabilia.

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Thank Andrew H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great displays and real aircraft effectively in 2 big modern joined together hanger buildings. Anyone interested in aviation, planes, air force or war history should visit. Would have been nicer if there was a nice café inside the display area. Plenty of parking and it's not really that far from central Christchurch in what is now a suburban area. The... More 

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