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“A nice little museum.”
Review of Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum
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$122.71*
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions
Ranked #7 of 251 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war and peace. Explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions, or join a free, guided ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour. View the historic aircraft on display, embark on a museum hunt with the kids, or test your flying skills in the ‘Mosquito Mission’ flight simulator! Price: FREE Admission - activity charges may apply Opening Hours: Daily (except Christmas Day), 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Reviewed January 12, 2013

A good little museum with some interesting exhibits, which now has free entry. There's a behind the scenes tour that you can pay to go on which is worthwhile doing. You can see some of the restoration work in progress and the other exhibits for which they have no room to display. A new extension was under construction at the time of my visit. Strangely, the main exhibition hall has subdued lighing which may well give atmosphere to the exhibits but sure ruins your chances of decent photos unless you have a very good camera. Take a look at the dented tail of the Vampire hanging in the entrance. Damage from the earthquake.

Thank MichaelE-England
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

Excellent display if you are an aviation fan, entry is free and the staff are very helpful, there were very few people when we visited so we had the museum to ourselves.
The Mosquito flight simulator is very good too.

Thank VG_Brizzy
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Very interesting attraction, even better as its free ! New display hall being built which will allow even more exhibits. Food great in the cafe, mosquito simulator is really good. A must visit if you are in the area.

Thank wilko42
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

For aircraft enthusiasts this is a must, particularly with the new wing! THey cater to kids really well. The shop and the cafe are both excellent.

Thank Thegeorgereview
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Good way to spend a morning, even if you don't know much about aircraft.
There is a good cafe on site. Even better it is free to enter.

Thank Kerry12345255118
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