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

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Kids’ Collection

Do you have something that you’d like to share in our online exhibition? It doesn’t need to be old – museums also collect stories about things that have happened recently and are happening now, so that these stories can be told to people in the future.

Wāhine Toa: Women in Defence

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.

Aircraft

Aircraft

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

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

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AFM Kids

Try some of fun and engaging aviation-themed kids’ activities at home!

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Exhibitions

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

Reflect

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Memorial Alcove

This stunning stained glass window and monument stands as a tribute to the thousands of New Zealanders who gave their lives in defence of their country in air operations around the world.

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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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Military Headgear Conservation

Headgear, usually in the form of hats, helmets or headdresses, has long been part of military dress, fulfilling roles of protection, insulation, identification and decoration. For civilians too, the wearing of hats in public was practically ubiquitous until well into the 20th Century, and hatters and milliners did a brisk trade. As a result, headgear…

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How do we slow the signs of aging?

While this may sound like a skin care ad, it’s not – this is preventative conservation museum-style. When it comes to slowing the aging process of our clothing collection at the Air Force Museum there are several principles we follow – it is all about preventing damage, without the use of any anti-aging miracle creams.…

Support us | Online Shop

Reopening of our 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.

While the Museum remains closed under Alert Level 3, our Shop is open for online purchases only, with a special offer of 20% off all t-shirts. This includes a brand-new range, featuring four of our most iconic aircraft.

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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 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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