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Open Daily 10am to 4pm
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Museum Hunts

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

1000 Stories

1000 Stories

Come and see New Zealand’s largest 2-dimensional crowd and discover their story.

Aircraft

Aircraft

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

Air Force Museum

Exhibitions

Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Explore our collection

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Collections & Research

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

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Reflect on service and sacrifice

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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.

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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.

Exhibitions

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Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

Coming Soon / Discover Anne Frank’s story in this exhibition, created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It is part of a three-year tour supported by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

Plan your Museum visit

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Contact Cafe

The perfect space to take a break during your Museum visit. Open Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 3:30pm.

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Visitor Services & Accessibility

Find out more about the facilities available during your visit.

Discover our stories with the kids

English Electric B(I)8 Canberra at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 2016.

Canberra WT346 heads to a new home

We’re really thrilled to share that our Trust Board has signed an agreement, loaning ex-RAF Canberra B(I)8 WT346 to NZ Warbirds Association Inc. at Ardmore for restoration to static display.

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New to the Collection

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

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The ‘Battle of Britain’ comes to New Zealand

In 1969, the blockbuster film “Battle of Britain” was released in New Zealand, generating one of the largest paper objects in the Air Force Museum collection.

Battle of Britain lace panel, from the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

The Battle of Britain Lace Panel

Discover the story of one of the Museum’s most special artefacts – the Battle of Britain commemorative lace panel.

Support us | Online 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.

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Plan Your Visit

Information about opening hours, admission, how to get here and parking.

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What Our Visitors Say

Find out more about our mission, history, governance and funding.

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Open daily from 10am to 4pm (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

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