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Air Force Museum

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Address: 45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
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+64 3-343 9532
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover one of the world's premier military aviation collections at the...

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.

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Air Force Museum of New Zealand Tour in Christchurch
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Highly recommended for those who would like to research NZ aviation history- suited to families, tourists & couples!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Highly recommended for those who would like to research NZ aviation history- suited to families, tourists & couples!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited the Air force museum today and since I last visited it it has grown. It is a great place to spend a good couple of hours or more. It has some very good information and of cause the aircraft are amazing. It is free which is great. Had coffee in the café and it was great also. Nice place... More 

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Thank SarahTart
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved visiting this museum. The staff and guides are awesome and full of information! I encourage you to talk to every person that works there! Awesome displays and a great collection of aircraft and artifacts. And the best thing is its FREE! But I would highly recommend the gift shop or donating. Also use the bus interchange station... More 

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Thank Wade W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not the biggest airplane museum I've been to but still very interesting collection of planes that NZ has collected over the years. Very informative section about NZ's involvement in world wars 1 & 2.

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Thank NewGenie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A well laid out and very informative history of the NZ Air Force, which at one time used to be based in the area. Suitable for all ages with many aircraft on display. Good cafe on site. Also has a large functions area.

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Thank JohnnyUK7
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wigram (now sadly another subdivision) was the home of teh RNZAF. This museum is an excellent presentation of the history of the RNZAF in war and peace, from the Antarctic, to Eurpoe via the Pacific

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Thank Craig R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Any age will love this place, informative, makes me feel like a kid again as i look in awe at the amazing aeroplanes.

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Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family loved MOTAT in Auckland so would have loved the local Air force museum too. I was lucky enough to attend a conference here and to look at the historic Planes. The museum saddens me because I have a connection to it. But also fascinating.

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Thank kelly e
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very well set out, amazing history under one roof. One could spend hours there. Catering is excellent a pie is a must

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

popped in for an hour or so ended up spending 3 hours and could have stayed longer free guided walk was verygood and then masses to see as well excellant morning

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