Air Force Museum of New Zealand, Christchurch

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Explore the nation's long legacy of military aviation at Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 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. For Air Force Museum of New Zealand and beyond, use our Christchurch online attractions planner to get the most from your Christchurch vacation.
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  • Such an interesting place. Make sure you do the free tour. The guide we had was an ex-airforce pilot. Great for any aironuts.  more »
  • Really good museum a short drive out of Christchurch. Free entry and great facilities. Nice little cafe. Very good displays and one or two unusual aircraft. Had a very good tour from a very knowledgea...  more »
  • The RNZAF Museum is a very well presented look into the airforce history. Spotless presentation includes many aircraft, wartime memorabilia, photos, gift shop & Café. Free admission.  more »
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  • This museum is amazing. Missed it last trip, wasn't disappointed at all. Huge collection of vintage aircraft and great displays. We spent a little over 2 hours, could even do more time here. . Spread out very well, across 2 levels, worth the trip here. Great for kids as well. Has a unique gift shop and Cafe.
  • Friendly ex-pilot will greet you with a smile at entrance. You'll learn a lot of history and gain knowledge about nz air force. Kids really enjoy treasure hunt like game with all exhibits. Mosquito Flight Simulator is a not to miss thingy. Great for kids. Love it
  • A great place to visit for an insight into NZ military history. Unfortunately I think it houses the entire air strike force these days 😀Some great exhibitions and a amazing place to hold a function. Been to a couple of events there.
  • This is a great place to take the kids or adults on a rainy day. Lots of cool stuff to look at and a few activities for the kids like finding the hidden numbers to crack the code.
  • The kids love visiting. It's not huge but everything is very tidy and we'll presented. There's enough interactive stuff to keep the little ones engaged

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