Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm
People of the Air Force Museum

Meet our people

Smokey Dawson Technical Volunteer

You will most commonly find Smokey these days in the Museum’s workshops, beavering away on the Catalina. Although he’s only been volunteering with us since 2013, his association with the Museum, and with the Catalina in particular, goes back much further. Click the image to read more...

Ray Sheridan Volunteer Guide

Ray Sheridan began volunteering with us as a guide in 2015, motivated in part by an interest in aircraft, but also a family association – he has a granddaughter who is a medic in the Air Force, currently based at Woodbourne. Click the image to read more...


'Isa Lei – a Fijian Melody' [front cover and first pages]. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Music: Capturing a time and a place

Bruno Loerzer was commander of Jagdstaffel 26 in early 1918. He finished the War with 20 aircraft shot down and this photo shows him beside his Albatros D.V. Image from the K. L. Caldwell personal album collection.

Airmen of the First World War – Remembering the other side


Rules and razors: Facial hair regulations in the military

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