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Make your next social group gathering extra special with a tea party at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

 

Experience the elegance and charm of a traditional tea party in one of our unique, themed settings – whether seated amongst our historic aircraft or in the more traditional café environment. Perfect for ‘mums and bubs’ coffee groups, Probus clubs, retirement home outings or special occasions with family and friends.

 

Tea Party

Enjoy a special morning or afternoon tea in one of our unique settings. Fully-hosted options available.

Fully-hosted options:

Duration: 1 Hour

Cost: $14 per person (minimum numbers apply)

Bookings are essential for all tea parties. Please contact the Public Programmes Team on:

Ph (03) 343 9504

Email programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Tea and Tour

Why not experience more of what the Air Force Museum of New Zealand has to offer? Pair our unique, fully-hosted tea parties with a private tour or film screening, from the options below:

 

Highlights Tour  Discover our historic aircraft and hear captivating and moving stories of the men and women of our Air Force as you are guided through the Museum galleries.

 

Reeling Back Time  Experience a trip back in time as you view historic newsreels from the archives.

 

Behind the Scenes Tour  Go ‘behind the scenes’ of the Air Force Museum on a fully-guided private tour and discover our reserve collection and aircraft conservation in action.

 

Duration: 2 Hours

Cost: $19 per person (minimum numbers apply)

Bookings are essential, please contact the Public Programmes Team on:

Ph (03) 343 9504 Email programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Tea Party Menu

Tea Parties serve a delicious menu of:

  • Chicken sandwich with aioli, iceberg lettuce and soft white bread
  • Petite triple smoked ham pretzel roll with gruyere and relish
  • Mini cupcakes with buttercream
  • “Good Origin” coffee and tea

Gluten and dairy free options available with advance notice.

 

"Captured" Experience

Discover what it was like to be a prisoner of war (POW) in Europe during World War Two.  Hear thrilling stories of escape, evasion and capture, view genuine escape aids from our collection and enjoy special morning or afternoon tea ‘rations’, all within the uniquely-themed setting of our mock POW barrack hut.

To find out more about our “Captured”exhibition click here.

 

Duration: 2 hours

Cost: $19 per person (minimum numbers apply)

Bookings are essential, please contact the Public Programmes Team:

Ph (03) 343 9504

Email programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

Here’s what people are saying about the Captured! Experience:

“We absolutely loved our “Captured” experience last week, and were talking about it for days afterwards! everything was great, and we really appreciated you both helping out and being aware of the little extra challenges that go with making sure everyone is safe and comfy and most of all that they enjoy themselves! Keep up the great work!” – Alpine View Care Centre

Captured Experience Menu

This programme supplies a more traditional 1940s fare of:

  • Curried egg sandwich
  • Corned beef, cheddar and pickle roll
  • Pikelets served with jam and cream
  • “Good Origin” coffee and tea

Gluten and dairy free options available with advance notice.

 

Terms & Conditions

Minimum numbers apply for group bookings, but our flexibility as a venue means that large groups are easily accommodated. Please contact us to discuss your group’s individual requirements.

Groups are required to confirm numbers five working days prior to their visit. The numbers confirmed on this date will be the numbers charged for on the day.

Payment can either be invoiced or made on the day of the visit.