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Anne Frank
Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

Coming Soon / Discover Anne Frank’s story in this exhibition, created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It is part of a three-year tour supported by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

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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A Flying Visit

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has hosted aircraft from many countries over the years. View this selection of photos from our archives and see different types that have visited RNZAF stations and bases.

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.

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.

Air Force Museum of New Zealand
Relaxed Hour at the Museum

These free, sensory-friendly sessions are for all visitors who prefer a quieter environment. They are particularly suited to adults and children with complex support needs or with autism spectrum disorder, and their families and carers.

1000 Stories
1000 Stories

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


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.

80 Years in 80 Stories

This landmark project has been created to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).



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


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

Collections & Research

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

Open daily from 10am to 4pm (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