Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Open Cockpit Experience

Sunday, 10 September

Don’t miss your chance to be pilot for a day as you receive exclusive time in the cockpit of three of our historic aircraft.

Spaces strictly limited, so secure yours today!

The Belgians have not forgotten

Closing Sunday 27 August. Don't miss this touring exhibition commemorating the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Canterbury Stories - Closing Soon

Don't miss your last chance to see this exhibition, created as part of the Canterbury 100 collaborative project.

Explore the story of the First World War from a local Canterbury perspective.

Explorer Hunts

Explore the world, find the missing piece of the puzzle
or solve the secret message!

The Tour

Take our free half-hour guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover our reserve collection.

Helicopter Rescue Party

Check out our latest birthday party option, complete with a pretend flight and rescue mission in a real Iroquois helicopter!

A perfect way for your little hero to celebrate with friends.

What to Do

Engage with New Zealand’s military aviation history through a range of interactive activities.

What to See

Discover New Zealand’s military aviation history by exploring our galleries, displays and exhibitions.


Support the Museum

Help us preserve and share New Zealand's military aviation history.

By making a donation, you will be supporting free admission, free education programmes for schools, care of our collection and more.






Open daily from 10am to 5pm (except Christmas Day)
Entry to the Museum is free, donations are appreciated.

45 Harvard Ave, Wigram, Christchurch | 03 343 9532

We welcome visitors of all abilities


  • Memorial Alcove
  • Roll of Honour
  • ATC: 75 Years
  • Canterbury Stories