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Free Admission
Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

Exhibitions

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The Force Behind the Uniform

This photographic exhibition explores the importance of civilians in our Air Force.

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.

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Kids’ Collection

Do you have something that you’d like to share in our online exhibition? It doesn’t need to be old – museums also collect stories about things that have happened recently and are happening now, so that these stories can be told to people in the future.

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Captured!

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.

1000 Stories
1000 Stories

Come and see New Zealand’s largest 2-dimensional crowd and discover their story.

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A Rainbow Legacy: The story of Squadron Leader Peter Rule

This exhibition forms part of the New Zealand Defence Force’s ‘Pride 25’ commemorations, marking 25 years since LGBT+ personnel have been welcome to serve openly in our three services.

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Victory!

On 15 August 1945, the most destructive conflict in human history finally ended, with Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). This photographic exhibition, featuring images drawn from our archives, is a record of that momentous time, when the nation celebrated and our Air Force began the gradual transition from war to peace.

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Victoria Cross on Display

Come and see Leonard Trent’s Victoria Cross, the only one in our collection.

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Galleries

Explore the Museum’s galleries and discover New Zealand’s military aviation history through engaging stories and artefacts.

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Displays

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

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Collections & Research

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

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

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