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“Well worth a look”
Review of Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum
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$117.77*
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Christchurch City Sightseeing - Must See Three Attractions
Ranked #7 of 248 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 January 23, 2014

I've been there several times and its well worth the visit. The entrance is free with a gold coin donation optional. The museum is very informative and the air crafts' on display are in excellent condition. Every so often they hold a featured event, the last one I went to was the Dairy of Anne Frank. Although I've been to the concentration camp where the real dairy is held, this was very good and quite heart wrenching.

There's plenty for the kids to do and a cafe if you need a coffee afterwards.

Thank Amanda A
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Reviewed January 23, 2014

Especially considering this museum doesn’t charge entry, this is one of the best in the South Island. It is modern and well thought out with a lot of interesting variety of exhibitions and displays. Even if you’re not a plane spotter this is an excellent place to visit.

Thank simon l
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Reviewed January 11, 2014

Interesting overview of NZ's role in aerial warfare. Touching reading the fate of pilots who didn't survive warfare and/or training exercises.

Lots of room for expansion and pleny of space to house a wide range of air force planes. Some of the planes sourced from O/S, eg weren't the real thing re having been flown by kiwis.

Guided tours and some hands on interactives for kids wishing to experience being in the cockpit but have to get tokens from the front desk to operate it.

Thank BarbaraCSmith_13
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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Nice aircraft and displays. Very informative. If we were going to do it again we would probably get a guided tour.

Thank QDog82
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

I went here very reluctantly (it was more for my husband), but it was actually fascinating. It was free, but i would suggest making a donation as you can tell a lot of thought has gone into the displays. Particularly interesting were the individual stories.

Thank Judith C
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