Air Force Museum, Christchurch

(4.6/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Explore the nation's long legacy of military aviation at Air Force Museum, featuring a wide array of well-known and rare aircraft. Follow the history of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, from its earliest days through its operations in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II to its postwar modernization. Wander the complex and admire the 28 aircraft on display, including famous warbirds like the Grumman Avenger, Supermarine Spitfire, and the P-51 Mustang. You can even hop aboard the museum's flight simulator to try your hand flying a deHavilland Mosquito in an attack on German battleships. Tours are offered; check the website for more information. Our Christchurch trip itinerary builder makes visiting Air Force Museum and other Christchurch attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Fantastic museum with elaborate displays and nice staff, in the behind the scenes tour yo get to hear the story behind every aircraft which is really interesting. They also do events and functions whi...  more »
  • Went there easily enough on the yellow bus from town to Wigram. It's a free tour that's held three times every day except Xmas Day. Richard Parker was a very nice able tour guide who took us out the b...  more »
  • Highly recommended for those who would like to research NZ aviation history- suited to families, tourists & couples! 
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  • A must see attraction in Christchurch if you are into aviation. Good cafe, knowledgeable staff, really good historic displays. Kids love this place. Great parking.
  • Well constructed and a visual feast for those into military aircraft particularly those that had been in service with the NZ Airforce. A lot to see and even hands on stuff for the adults. If you've into anything military and in Christchurch then do yourself a favour and call in as it more than justifies the time spent. You can even get there by public transport and a short walk with free entry even the tight-wads can go. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
  • Interesting place and some interactive stuff for the kids. Not enough to keep little'uns entertained for the day. Easy parking. It's FREE!
  • A great place and well worth the time. good for young and old and the staff are great
  • It had a nice atmosphere and a great cafĂ©. They do cool birthday parties for kids.