Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre, Blenheim

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#1 of 11 in Museums in Marlborough Region
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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, including the 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. Special sections of the museum focus on pivotal moments in the history of flight and famous events of World War I. 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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  • Sir Peter Jackson has collected an amazing treasure trove of First World War artifacts. Then you get to the life size soldier lying in his bunk - so realistic ! Courtesy of Weta Workshops. The aircraf...  more »
  • Just visited the WW1 exhibit - fantastic collection of aircraft and memorabilia. Especially interesting was the display of artifacts from the Red Baron and his family. Plenty of parking, toilets and a...  more »
  • For a tiny little town and a smallish museum, this one impresses. Great displays that are realistically set up. Guides are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. For someone who has had to endure too many mu...  more »
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  • Great 1/2 day out and indoors so not a problem if weather is bad. Great exhibitions, plenty to see and learn. The final bombing in a building simulator is awesome. Cafe is very limited so we arrived and left for another cafe and returned for the exhibition. As a lot of planes are in use a daily or twice daily start up of an engine and taxi would be nice for the kids to see. Hope there is a 3rd exhibition for the early Jet age next !! W
  • Amazing place to visit. saw it on a grab one otherwise would be too expensive to see. Make sure you talk to the men and women who are standing around there to help you. Great people. Kids loved their stories!
  • Too extensive, we were on holiday from Melbourne and I wasnt prepared to pay $120 for three people.
  • Well worth a visit, really interesting, and very well done, plus a good indoors activity for rainy days! Lots to see.
  • Great place to visit, awesome displays well worth going.

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