Discover New Zealand's military 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.
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.
With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.
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).
Boeing 727 nose joins our collection
Read more about the arrival at the Museum of the nose section of former RNZAF Boeing 727 NZ7272.
Tweets from our Archives
Engage with our Archives in a new way! Through Twitter, our team have been sharing some of the remarkable treasures we have in our archives, as well as providing a peek into the everyday life of the research team here at the Air Force Museum.
The Berlin Airlift – Seventy Years On
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the climax of one of the most remarkable logistic and humanitarian operations in history.
Remembering the Kiwis of the Great Escape
On the night of 24 March 1944, the largest prisoner of war (POW) breakout ever attempted occurred at Stalag Luft III, a German camp for captured Allied airmen. Having taken over 750 men more than a year to prepare, this ‘Great Escape’ was unprecedented in its organisation and scale, but also in its tragedy. Artwork…
An introduction to fabric doping
What is doped fabric? In this video blog, our Safety and Surface Technician talks through this historic process of aircraft fabric covering.
Music: Capturing a time and a place
Music has that amazing ability to transport you back in time and to another place. Whether it is listening to, reading, or watching; music is a powerful way of expressing thoughts and emotions from a different time. While the music collection here at the Air Force Museum is on the smaller side, we can still…