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Air Force Museum of New Zealand

Museum Hunts

With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.

1000 Stories

1000 Stories

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

Aircraft

Aircraft

Explore our aircraft and learn about New Zealand’s aviation history.

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Exhibitions

Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Explore our collection

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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).

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Reflect on service and sacrifice

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Exhibitions

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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.

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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.

Plan your Museum visit

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Contact Cafe

The perfect space to take a break during your Museum visit. Open Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 3:30pm.

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Visitor Services & Accessibility

Find out more about the facilities available during your visit.

Discover our stories with the kids

Air to air view of three Avro 626s in formation over the Port Hills, near Christchurch. Near aircraft; NZ203. Far aircraft NZ204. Original negative number WgF184.

Avro 626 NZ203: fast facts on a unique aircraft

The Avro 626 on display at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand is a very unique aircraft with an interesting story: it is the only fully-intact surviving aircraft operated by the RNZAF before World War Two.

Researching your family history

Researching your family history online

Whakapapa connections – who we are, and where we come from – are how we relate to our families and our own place in the world. Whether you’re researching a military or civilian ancestor, this blog will help begin your journey into exploring your family history – a journey you can start online.

Image from the Andrew Maguire personal album collection. "Going aboard SS Darvel for [the] last time 9/2/42." Personnel from No. 1 Aerodrome Construction Squadron on the dock in front of the ship SS Darvel during the evacuation from Singapore.

Let’s Talk Research: The Heavy and Continuous Sacrifice Conference

Over 13-15 February 2020, a major international conference on World War Two was held at Massey University campus in Wellington. Entitled ‘Heavy and Continuous Sacrifice’, it focused on New Zealand and international aspects of the conflict.

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Handle with care

Every day, objects in our collection present our team with unique challenges to overcome if we are to look after them in the best possible way. Find out more about individual storage solutions.

Support us | Online Shop

We have a great range of aviation-themed gifts and souvenirs. Your support helps continue to preserve and share New Zealand’s military aviation history.

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Plan Your Visit

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

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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

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