Discover New Zealand's military aviation history at the place where it all began
Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.
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.
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Behind the Scenes Tour
Take our special half-hour guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our reserve collection.
With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.
Revamp Vintage Market Takes Flight
‘Revamp Vintage Market Takes Flight’ at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand! Come along and explore the biggest market yet with an incredible selection of stalls from Christchurch’s best vintage stores and local artisans. Free entry!
Engage with our collection
Collections & Research
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
Air Force Museum Photo Archives go online
We are really thrilled to announce that for the first time ever, researchers will be able to browse digitised parts of our photograph collection, online.
The ‘Bougainville Typewriter’ – Bill Williamson’s trusted companion
To run a successful military unit requires a lot of administration. Learn more about the Underwood typewriter was used during World War Two.
Messenger Pigeons of World War Two
Homing pigeons were widely used as messenger carriers by the armed and civil services during World War Two.
Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence: collaborating and curating online
The first collaborative, online exhibition of its kind by New Zealand’s national service museums explores the journeys of women serving in New Zealand’s military since gender integration.
Conservation of photo negatives
Our Keeper of Photographs, Matthew O’Sullivan takes us through an example of conserving a photo negative from the collection.