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The Vintage Aviator Museum

Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, New Zealand
+64 21 311 606
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A great place to visit

My brother and I visited this lovely attraction on a day when there was a tour with explanations of... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Magnificent Unforgettable Aircraft

Visited the Vintage Aviator during my Masterton stay. I could not believe the quality and rarity of... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Hood Aerodrome, Masterton, New Zealand
+64 21 311 606
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

My brother and I visited this lovely attraction on a day when there was a tour with explanations of the old aircraft collection. Reasonably priced it was wonderful to walk amongst these old aircraft many provided by film director Peter Jackson. While there a kittyhawk...More

Thank AnnieMac16
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Visited the Vintage Aviator during my Masterton stay. I could not believe the quality and rarity of the aircraft displayed and flown there. The attention to detail and authenticity is unbelievable and the equally friendly and knowledgeable staff made the experience even better. To hear...More

Thank 52Mustang51
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I'm not an aviation/ World War I buff, but interested and I recognise a good museum when I see one. A collection that's close to being unique. The guided tour was by an enthusiast who loved his topic, and on more than one occasion asked...More

Thank Catzzndogzz
Reviewed February 27, 2017

This museum is worth spending a couple of hours in - whilst entry was $15 per adult, there was a guided tour twice per day and that is worth attending. The guides are passionate about their collection of WW1 aircraft (restored/operational and those which are...More

Thank BelC0001
Reviewed February 5, 2017

A great collection of world war I planes under one roof. Enough to look at and find out about - especially if you are not the one interested in aircraft. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. All planes are in working order which...More

Thank white0nes
Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Very understated but highly recommended. Clearly if you are into aircraft you will love. If you are not particularly 'into' planes but have a passing interest in history or engineering, you will enjoy. Allow at least an hour for the very knowledgable and passionate guides...More

Thank Tedbutt
Reviewed January 6, 2017 via mobile

A great place to visit. Amazing aircraft and a very knowledgeable guide. Highly recommended to anyone interested in aircraft or aviation history.

Thank Simon K
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We found the couple that took us through fascinating. There's so much there and when you consider some are original its nothing short of staggering. When you consider some have been made locally well, seriously its something special.

Thank Scally15
Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

I was part of a tour group recently who spent an hour or so on a private tour here. Gene de Marco an experienced pilot who flies these planes enjoyed showing us this fantastic collection. It is one of three operations backed by Peter Jackson...More

Thank Phil P
Reviewed May 20, 2016

We stayed in Masterton for 2 nights just to visit this AMAZING Place. Not just a Museum, but the Workshops in which they make, no, resurrect the Flying Machines from the Great War. Faithful reproductions made out of modern materials for their Pilots Safety. Except...More

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October 27, 2017|
Response from Trent C |
We went there today (13 Jan 18), and were told by the cafe next door that they are not opening this summer. Our local hotel still had their brochures in the lobby. If you really want to visit, I suggest trying to contact... More