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Review of Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum
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$122.00*
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions
Ranked #7 of 237 things to do in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“museum”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Its not all about just looking at different planes. There are lots of them, also a mock up of a kiwi house from years ago, things on the wars with lots of great reading and displays. I have been quite a few times and still enjoy. There is a cafe. If able, go and do the restoration tour. Very interesting.

Visited December 2012
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Hastings New Zealand
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“Chocks Away Charlie!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Excellent display in hangar, amazed by so many lovingly restored planes; thoroughly enjoyed our experience here. Mosquito simulator a hit, great Dam Busters visual display, floor tiling being done downstairs, bit disruptive and cafe looked bleak, gift shop a bit under-stocked.

Visited July 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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“Kids love it...adults too”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

My kids have been several times with grandparents and they are 12 and 14, they never get sick of it, especially my son. I went with them for the first time a few moths back and it was very good, the kids did the museum challenge and whilst having fun actually learnt a thing or two. Good for kids studying history, wars etc. people were very helpful. Cafe seems good. Plenty of car parking. Can't beleive I hadn't been before.

Visited April 2013
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Rotorua
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75 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fascinating history lesson”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

This museum is always worth a visit when in Christchurch. There is so much to see and the attendants are so helpful. The displays are great. It is interesting for young and old.

Visited June 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent and FREE!!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We went as a family after our daughter raved about it after a school visit. The displays are excellent. We spent 2 hours there and will return as didn't see everything. The several interactive displays and videos give it a modern touch. Treasure hunt for the children ($5). Lovely friendly staff. A wonderful asset for our city that should have a higher profile. FREE too so what more could you ask!

Visited May 2013
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