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Ashburton Aviation Museum

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Address: Ashburton Airport | Seafield Road, Ashburton, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-308 6408
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An amazing collection of aircraft.

This museum is well laid out with plenty of interesting information. We had a guided tour for our group which was good. A group of keen enthusiasts keep things in great order and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is well laid out with plenty of interesting information. We had a guided tour for our group which was good. A group of keen enthusiasts keep things in great order and are very knowledgeable.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This aircraft museum is tucked away at Ashburton airport. Well signposted and worth a visit. Amazing display of aircraft and all the volunteers are happy to tell you an interesting history of the various planes.

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Thank MATempleton
sunshine coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be there for 10am catch up with lads. Make sure you check opening days as they are limited. 3 hangars to visit.

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Thank ozdrifter
Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

amazing collection of aviation history. for such a small town , this museum is a credit to the local volunteers running it.

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The museum is a credit to the volunteers. I took 4 kids along, no charge. $ 10 for adult which I was more than happy to pay. Very helpful and kind guide was there to assist with any questions and was very good with the children. Well done.

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Thank FinnNZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

We are travelling in the area and it was a great way to get a real feel for Ashburton. We especially enjoyed the demonstration of how the flood irrigation worked as we are working on a farm so this seemed very relevant. Well worth a visit!

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Waihi Beach, NZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Discovered this gem while killing a day when weather didn't allow for a day on the mountain. An excellent collection of classic aircraft in small town NZ. The group of dedicated volunteers have done an outstanding effort to preserve these aircraft. Showcases the story behind local airmen and displaying aircraft never used in NZ such as the Harrier.

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Thank Shane B
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

A great display of aircraft of many differing types and ages! Well maintained by volunteers who spend many hours doing a fantastic work of restoration and maintenance of their displays. A great deal of detail and information has been put together for the interest of a variety of person's interests!

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Thank Barry C
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

A great wee place that has expanded greatly and continues to remain interesting, Ashburton Aviation Museum has created a niche in its collecting policy, focussing on jets, of which it has gained a varied assemblage of examples from round the world, including a Hawker Siddeley Harrier. The rest of the collection is intriguing as well; from top dressing aircraft to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

go and you will be amazed, the gear here is very varied and well presented. this is not a small town Museum, check it out

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