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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm
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What’s happening at the Museum?

Find out about scheduled works at the Air Force Museum.

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Shop

Browse our fantastic range of aviation-themed gifts and products in the one-stop-shop for aircraft enthusiasts of all ages! Every purchase directly supports the work we do to preserve and share New Zealand’s military history.

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KidsFest Fun

Back by popular demand – celebrate helicopters and all things rotary at the Air Force Museum this July school holidays!

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Stories About Modern Day Heroes

In April 2021 the Museum organised a short story competition where tamariki were asked to write about a hero in their lives. Read more now!

Explore our collection

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Exhibitions

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Captured!

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.

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Stories About Modern Day Heroes

In April 2021 the Museum organised a short story competition where tamariki were asked to write about a hero in their lives. Read more now!

Salvage party with the wreck of Vildebeest NZ102 at Wigram, 23 February 1939. Image ref ALB20084682034, Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

Piecing together the history of Vildebeest NZ102

The service history of our Vickers Vildebeest is punctuated by some remarkable stories, but uncovering them can be a research challenge. This is some of what has been found so far and how it was done.

Otago University Postgraduate student Stacey Fraser, conducting research for her History dissertation in the Reading Room at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

‘Through Adversity to the Stars’

In this guest blog, Otago University postgraduate student Stacey Fraser discusses her experience using the Air Force Museum of New Zealand archives for her research into the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force.

English Electric B(I)8 Canberra at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 2016.

Canberra WT346 heads to a new home

We’re really thrilled to share that our Trust Board has signed an agreement, loaning ex-RAF Canberra B(I)8 WT346 to NZ Warbirds Association Inc. at Ardmore for restoration to static display.

Promotional poster for the 1969 film 'Battle of Britain', now in the Air Force Museum collection.

The ‘Battle of Britain’ comes to New Zealand

In 1969, the blockbuster film “Battle of Britain” was released in New Zealand, generating one of the largest paper objects in the Air Force Museum collection.

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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 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

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