Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
Air Force Museum

It is our sad duty to announce that our Director, Thérèse Angelo MNZM, has passed away following a long, and brave, fight with illness.

Thérèse has left an indelible mark on our Museum in her 31 years here. Her loss will be deeply felt amongst our team, as well as so many who knew and worked with her across the RNZAF, and museum and heritage sectors.

An update on funeral arrangements will be provided here once known. In the meantime, our love and thoughts are with her family at this very difficult time.


Collections & Research

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).


Explore our aircraft and learn about New Zealand’s aviation history.


Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator

Take the pilot seat in our ever-popular Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator, offering high definition graphics and realistic handling features!

Group Activities

Bring your special interest or social club group to the Museum, and enjoy a unique experience from our range of options.

Birthday Parties
Birthday Parties

At the Air Force Museum, we can offer your child a unique and exciting birthday party to remember.

Air Force Museum
AFM Kids

Try some of fun and engaging AFM kids’ activities!


Roll of Honour

A memorial and record of all New Zealanders who have died while in service with the RNZAF or other air forces since 1915.

Memorial Alcove

This stunning stained glass window and monument stands as a tribute to the thousands of New Zealanders who gave their lives in defence of their country in air operations around the world.

80 Years in 80 Stories

This landmark project has been created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

War in the Air
War in the Air

Through photos, film and artefacts, this commemorative exhibition explores the story of the first air war of 1914-1918, from the perspective of the New Zealanders who took part.

Museum Shop

We have a great range of aviation-themed gifts and souvenirs.

Your support helps continue to preserve and share New Zealand’s military aviation history.


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