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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  • This is a marvellous place if you are at all interested in airoplanes. Enthusiastic people are restoring old planes, but not to flying condition. Plan to spend at least 3 hours. Admission is free now!  more »
  • The Airforce Museum is a must for every visitor to South Island, New Zealand. I stood in awe wondering how on earth the exhibition managers managed to get the exhibits in place. It will take some beat...  more »
  • Brilliant museum and free,showcasing the history of the RNZAF, including their incolvement in the dambusters raid and the Great Escape. Excellent range of display aircraft, informative and experientia...  more »
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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.