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Discover New Zealand's military aviation history at the place where it all began

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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.

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Roll of Honour

A memorial and record of all New Zealanders who have died while in service with the RNZAF or other air forces since 1915.

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Visit

Find out everything you need to know to plan your visit to the Air Force Museum.

What's on at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Tour
Behind the Scenes Tour

Take our special half-hour guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our reserve collection.

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Museum Hunts

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

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Revamp Vintage Market Takes Flight

‘Revamp Vintage Market Takes Flight’ at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand! Come along and explore the biggest market yet with an incredible selection of stalls from Christchurch’s best vintage stores and local artisans. Free entry!

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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.

Engage with 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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How to Donate an Item

Find out how to donate items to the Air Force Museum collection.

Research Query
Make a research enquiry

How to contact our Research Team.

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Blog

Never Forget

Never Forget by Jo Bailey

Reflect on personal stories in ‘Never Forget’, by New Zealand writer Jo Bailey, where she has combined extensive interviews with the use of wartime diaries, black and white photos, and written memoir, to create six compelling first person accounts of war.

Image from the No. 75 Squadron collection. Photo album that belonged to Leonard Rodney Hewitt.
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Three members of a crew standing beside a No. 75 Squadron Wellington. Believed to be at RAF Station Feltwell.
Note the over-painted squadron code letters on the fuselage. No. 75 Squadron's letters 'AA' are painted over a previous identity, believed to be No. 37 Squadron's letters 'LF'.

What’s in the background?

What’s in the background? Find out more about this photo from our Keeper of Photographs.

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Ron Hermanns’ trench art collection

Discover Ron Hermanns collection of exquisitely-crafted ‘trench art’, produced during two tours of operation to the Pacific islands during World War Two.

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On the wing – Rugby in the Royal New Zealand Air Force

With the Rugby World Cup in full swing, we thought it would be a great opportunity to trace the story of New Zealand’s national game in the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

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A Bridge Too Far? Remembering New Zealand airmen and the battle for Arnhem 75 years on

Discover more about one of the most daring and ambitious military operations in history, Codenamed Operation Market-Garden which took place in Holland.

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The Guinea Pig Club: New Zealand connections

Learn about the Guinea Pig Club and the innovative care administered to its members by New Zealand plastic surgeon Sir Archibald McIndoe.

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Plan Your Visit

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

Museum 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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Open daily from 10am to 5pm (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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