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Free Admission
Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm


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Cost: FREE. As the Air Force Museum is a registered charitable trust, koha (donations) are gladly accepted.

Programme duration: 60 minutes

To book, contact:

Chris Davey, BA, Dip Tchg
Education Officer

Phone: (03) 343 9517

Air Force Museum


Suitable for Y5-8 students

This programme utilises our ‘Captured!’ Prisoner of War (POW)-themed exhibition space, which follows the journey of Kiwi airmen captured as POWs in Europe during World War Two.

The related education programme, tailored to the level of your students, will include time in our classroom before the students are given access to the exhibition itself for that unique, hands-on learning experience. Topics covered can include real POW stories, POW camp life, interrogation, escape and the Geneva Convention.

  • Social Sciences: Identity, Culture, and Organisation, Place and Environment, Continuity and Change
  • English: Listening, Reading, and Viewing
  • Key Competencies: All


Air Force Museum
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This highly interactive programme covers both the RNZAF’s role in the Pacific during World War Two and in Search and Rescue today.

Exploring Flight

Through a series of practical activities, learn about the parts of an aircraft and the principles of flight.

Be an Air Force Pilot

Come to the Air Force Museum and be an Air Force pilot! A wonderful interactive learning experience and great for photo opportunities.

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