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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm
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What’s happening at the Museum?

Find out about scheduled works at the Air Force Museum.

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Shop

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.

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KidsFest Fun

Back by popular demand – celebrate helicopters and all things rotary at the Air Force Museum this July school holidays!

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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!

Explore our collection

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Exhibitions

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Captured!

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!

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.

Signed portrait photograph poster of Jesse Jensen as Jedi knight Saesee Tiin

May the 4th be with you!

As fans across unite in celebration of Star Wars, who would’ve thought that we’d have a link to the film franchise in our own collection?

Research Curator Simon Moody, in the main archive store at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. Image: Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Cataloguing our Archives: Preparing for Research in the Future

From 1 May 2021, the Research Team will be suspending our free enquiry service until the end of the year. We think it is important to explain why we are taking this step and what we will be doing during this period.

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

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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

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