Free Admission
Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm
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Behind the Scenes Tour

Take our free special 45 minutes guided tour & learn more about the Museum.


Museum Hunts

With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.

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Find out everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Air Force Museum.

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Browse our fantastic range of aviation-themed gifts and products in the one-stop-shop for aircraft enthusiasts of all ages! Every purchase directly supports the work we do to preserve and share New Zealand’s military history.

Explore our collection

Still life featuring a negative, light meter, gloves and a magnifier. Air Force museum of New Zealand.


Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.




Follow the journey of a prisoner of war in Europe during World War Two in this interactive exhibition which will engage visitors of all ages.

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Stories About Modern Day Heroes

In April 2021 the Museum organised a short story competition where tamariki were asked to write about a hero in their lives. Read more now!

Camouflaged Vildebeest NZ102

Piecing together the history of Vildebeest NZ102: Part two

Since our first blog on the history of Vickers Vildebeest NZ102, our Research Team has uncovered more of its secrets. This is an update on what we have found recently.

Matariki pleiades cluster

Matariki: Let’s go fly a kite!

Matariki Māori New Year is a time to celebrate and come together with whānau, friends and communities, maumahara (remember) the people who came before us and share knowledge, traditions, and skills through wānanga (learning), while looking forward to the year ahead. Read this article to find out where kites come into play!

Albert Marsden (in cockpit) sitting in the 1000th North American Harvard produced for the RAF in 1941

New to the Collection

Discover some of the newest additions to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand collection.

CWGC headstone of P/O F.C. Matthews, Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery

Remembering the Fallen: War Graves Week, 2021

This week is War Graves Week, a celebration of the amazing work done by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) in preserving the graves and memorials of service people around the world. The burial and commemoration of the dead of both world wars was a massive undertaking and their continued care by the Commission is a worldwide venture.

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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.


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Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (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