Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim

4.8
Take a journey through the history of flight and see numerous historical artifacts, including the insignia from Red Baron's own plane, at Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Started by a dedicated group of aviation enthusiasts, the museum is especially renowned for its impressive collection of biplanes and triplanes from the World War I era, a personal collection of celebrated film director Peter Jackson. Inspect legends of the skies like an Airco DH.4 and other extremely rare machines, such as the Caproni Ca.22. Another exhibition showcases WWII aircraft, including the world’s only flyable Avro Anson Mk.1, and features female pilots more prominently. The museum also offers you the chance to soar through the skies and enjoy the views from the backseat of a biplane. Make Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre a centerpiece of your Blenheim vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Blenheim trip planning site.
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  • Our accommodation host suggested we visit the Omaka aviation centre and whilst not being a big fan of aeroplanes I thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend it. There are two hangers full of...  more »
  • Well well worth the visit, some very specific artifacts. Attempt to not go to if the air show is on... as everybody is there - and seating is restricted to the cafe, and several planes are eliminated....  more »
  • This Museum has interesting lighting and a good selection of planes, stories and artifacts. We enjoyed a couple hours here  more »
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  • That was so cool! I'm not even into planes or war, but it was fascinating. The thing that brought it all for me were the stories if individuals. Wonderful experience:)
  • This was great. Cost $25 for entry to one exhibit so not cheap bit great staff, planes were awesome to see, lots of information displayed creatively. Worth going in my view if you are okay with the price.
  • When we visited there was no need to go in Museum as there were lots of biplanes taxiing and taking off which were viewable without paying entrance fee plus you can see lots of a tovity on local airfield next door. Interesting car museum across the street featuring lots of cars from 1950's through to 1980's. $15 entrance well worth it. Cafe on site for refreshments too.
  • Unique view of the first world war from the airmans perspective starting from the very first attempts at employing aircraft in warfare. Even handed in its account fair warfare from all sides and perspectives with superb tableau of incidents, some astonishing, bringing true stories of heroism, courage and camaraderie among all forces in this first air war. You can see the movie directors eye in each and every display.marvellous.
  • At first we thought the entry price was quite high, but the exhibition is extraordinary, with really realistic looking sceneries and planes and people standing there. There is a guide around that explains more details of how the planes got to the museum. Our boy loved the short movie clips and also asked about more and more detail. Very nice museum for all ages!

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