Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
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KidsFest Fun

See helicopters and all things rotary at the Air Force Museum! There’s plenty to engage kids of all ages with lots of hands-on exhibits and activities!

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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Helicopter Flights

Why not make the most of our Helicopter Fun Day and treat the kids (or yourself!) to a flight in a real helicopter?

Richie McCaw

Go on a Museum Hunt and be in to win a flight with Christchurch Helicopters with Richie McCaw as your pilot!

Engage with our collection

Accessing the collection

Learn how you can use our public reading room to access the research collection.


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

Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence
Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence

Welcome to Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence, an online exhibition exploring the journeys of women serving in the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) since gender integration.

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.

Reflect on the service and sacrifice of kiwis


Discover and reflect on New Zealand’s military aviation history through a range of displays in the museum.

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).

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.

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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