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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Contact Café

Opening hours:

Monday to Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm


Ph 03 343 9545




Our Contact Café will be open under Alert Level 2, but with some precautionary measures in place. These include: 

Physical distancing (2 metres) 

Food and drink served in takeaway packaging only 

No reusable cups 

No self service 

No cash accepted 

Reduced menu and cabinet food   

For more information on our COVID-19 response, please click here. 


You can now relax in the company of historic aeroplanes, while also catching a view across the former Wigram airfield to the Port Hills. Flooded with natural light, it’s the perfect space to take a break during your Museum visit, or simply pop in and while away an hour or two over coffee or lunch.

New and exciting

kids lunch box

Leave your lunch at home!

Contact Café has put together delicious kids' lunch boxes which we're sure everyone will love. These will be available for purchase at the Café at a special price of $9.50 per box. They come with a wide range of yummy foods and snacks. Try yours today!

special offers on now

Second chance draw

Place your name and phone number on the back of a fully clipped loyalty card and place it in the draw to win two FREE coffee and slice combos, drawn at the end of the month.

Ever wondered where the 'Contact' name came from?

Our inspiration was drawn from the name of the national magazine of the RNZAF, which was published between March 1941 and December 1945. It was briefly revived by the Air Force Association in 1952 until early 1955.
From personnel profiles and sporting activities to station news from around the country the magazine also featured cartoons, poetry and honour lists. The magazine was always represented with humour and satire, and also featured interesting stories related to Air Force customs.
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Air Force Museum of New Zealand


Thérèse Angelo Wing

The Thérèse Angelo Wing is part of the Museum’s 6,500m² extension, completed in December 2012.

Plan Your Visit

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

Mugs and drink bottle
Air Force Museum 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.

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