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“A treat for aviation enthusiasts”
Review of Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum
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$122.94*
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions
Ranked #7 of 240 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.
Reviewed September 25, 2013

The museum has a good collection of NZ related military aircraft, well presented with close up viewing available. Also a wealth of historical information including videos. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there and didn't get through everything. They offer a behind the scenes tour for a very reasonable $10 entry fee, but we did not have time to go this time.

They have a cafe that serves good food at very reasonable prices - I had a very nice beef and cheddar pie for lunch.

Best of all, admission is free.

Thank Pyrofly
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

As an ex airforce member I can honestly say it exceeded my expectations and is an amazing place to visit. The staff were wonderful and the research department very helpful.
Brought back some wonderful memories.
Thank you.

1  Thank chris w
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This museum is really worth a visit if you are a plane fan. We visited on our way to the airport and it was worth every minute, would highly recommend.

Thank Caroline W
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

Though a little out of town this museum was easy to reach on public transport. There were a number of different exhibits including dam busters and notable New Zealand pilots. There was the opportunity to view a variety of different planes and we particularly enjoyed reading about the planes history i.e. length of service, damage. The lack of interactive exhibits was noticeable and reading the information boards became dry after a while. Nevertheless it was still a good place to learn about New Zealand aviation.

Thank Chatterboxmegan
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The Airforce museum is a great place to fill in a few hours of your day.
There is not a lot of attractions about that are mostly free like this one is.
Great to take the family for a treat. There are plenty of things there to keep them amused and happy. They can even learn without realizing - a big plus.

Thank Jaybee2427
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