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Temporary suspension of the research service 1 May-31 December 2021

We wish to advise researchers that our remote enquiry service and public reading room will be closed for a period of seven months from 1 May 2021. This is being done to allow our team to focus on clearing a significant backlog of new additions to the collection.

We do appreciate that this may be frustrating, and we apologise for any inconvenience it may cause. However, this project will ultimately help make our collection more accessible for researchers, as thousands of new items will be added to our collection management system, as well as being digitised, which will pave the way for more of our collection to be made available online. Since launching in February 2020, our online photo database has been enormously popular, and we are looking forward to expanding this to other parts of the collection from next year onwards.

Keep following our blog, subscribe to our newsletter, and follow us on Facebook, as our Collections team will be sharing progress reports, and some of the amazing things they work on over the next few months.

What we can help with
What we can help with

Find out how we can help with your military aviation-related research.

Accessing the collection

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

Research Query
Make a research enquiry

How to contact our Research Team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Browse our list of Frequently Asked Questions to help guide your research.


Plan Your Visit

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

Donate an Item
Donate an Item

Find out about the process of donating an item to the Air Force Museum collection.

Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Learn more about the conservation of our aircraft and other large objects.

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