Discover New Zealand's military aviation history at the place where it all began
Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.
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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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.
With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.
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!
Engage with our collection
Collections & Research
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).
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.
What’s in the background?
What’s in the background? Find out more about this photo from our Keeper of Photographs.
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.
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).
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.