Discover New Zealand's military 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.
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.
With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.
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).
40 years of service – the military journey of Harry Leese
Read the story of the life of a veteran who served in both World Wars.
Never Forget by Jo Bailey
Reflect on personal stories in ‘Never Forget’, by New Zealand writer Jo Bailey, where she has combined extensive interviews with the use of wartime diaries, black and white photos, and written memoir, to create six compelling first person accounts of war.
What’s in the background?
What’s in the background? Find out more about this photo from our Keeper of Photographs.
Ron Hermanns’ trench art collection
Discover Ron Hermanns collection of exquisitely-crafted ‘trench art’, produced during two tours of operation to the Pacific islands during World War Two.
On the wing – Rugby in the Royal New Zealand Air Force
With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, we thought it would be a great opportunity to trace the story of New Zealand’s national game in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).