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Air Force Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Discover New Zealand’s military aviation story at the place where it all began. Engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, and reflect on their service and sacrifice through years of war...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
45 Harvard Avenue | Wigram, Christchurch 8062, New Zealand
+64 3-343 9532
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All reviews behind the scenes free entry flight simulator on display aviation history new zealand great displays free tour guided tour well worth the visit great place to visit couple of hours rainy day all ages interesting exhibits nice cafe gift shop
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my second visit to the Wigram Air Force Museum. The centre has evolved considerably over the past 11 years and it continues to be an exceptional display. The various halls host all sorts of aircraft, engines and parts, and memorabilia from various people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tmiller1079
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Free to get in a filled a time while it was raining outside. Lots of planes and interesting information. There is enough for young children to keep them occupied. Tried the mosquito flight and was $6, but could have missed it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 422iana
Reviewed 1 week ago

This has got to be one of the best days out for a long time! The kids loved it, and the novelty of sitting in the airplane cockpits and gun turrets was a real experience for the kids. But the POW expereince was something else,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank kiwi353
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very informative display of air force memorabilia and quite a number of planes made this a must for anyone with air force connections. Very clean and spacious. The cafe there is good too for that all important coffee and snack.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Murray A
Reviewed 1 week ago

While visiting family in Phoenix, 5 of us visited this museum in nearby Mesa. Ages in our group ranged from 16-65 and everyone enjoyed it. We were met by a very knowledgable docent who walked us through the whole place (you can go on your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this museum and thank the NZ air Force for making this a free attraction. For those who can, donations would be greatly appreciated if keep this place running as it truly is a high quality museum. The hanger with all the aeroplanes...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank AustTrail
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really good set-up with many aircraft on display, some of which you can get into! The museum had lots of displays detailing NZ Air Force aviation history. One of the better Air Force museums I have visited and highly recommended.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Happy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very pleasant aviation museum. pleasant enough little cafe. Simulators for kids (or adults). Excellent exhibits.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Exhibition of Lego models of wonders of the world brought to Christchurch in conjunction with Te Papa. Awesome models of spectacular world landmarks and pieces of art. Great Barrier Reef with glow in the dark lego was a stand out. Many opportunities for children to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank victoriabO2792YC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is modern, well appointed and has a large display of various aircraft that have served in the RNZAF. (one excellent example of a CAC Australian Canberra from no 2 Squadron as there were no types that served in the RNZAF left). The displays...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank 281darrells
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