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Van Gogh Alive

From 19 February 2021

Van Gogh Alive is a multi-sensory experience to entertain the whole family, a unique opportunity to fully experience Van Gogh’s artistry, and truly immerse yourself in his world.

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The perfect space to take a break during your Museum visit. Open Monday to Sunday 9:30am – 3:30pm.

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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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Still life featuring a negative, light meter, gloves and a magnifier. Air Force museum of New Zealand.

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Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

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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.

Airmen and friends celebrating at the Victory Ball at RNZAF Station Rongotai, September 1945.

Victory!

On 15 August 1945, the most destructive conflict in human history finally ended, with Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). This photographic exhibition, featuring images drawn from our archives, is a record of that momentous time, when the nation celebrated and our Air Force began the gradual transition from war to peace.

'Isa Lei – a Fijian Melody' [front cover and first pages]. From the collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.

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…

Bruno Loerzer was commander of Jagdstaffel 26 in early 1918. He finished the War with 20 aircraft shot down and this photo shows him beside his Albatros D.V. Image from the K. L. Caldwell personal album collection.

Airmen of the First World War – Remembering the other side

We all remember those who fought and died in war. Having just marked the Centenary of the end of World War One, there’s no better time to reflect on the sacrifice made by so many New Zealanders. However, how many remember those from the ‘enemy’ nations who fought and died at the same time? They…

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Rules and razors: Facial hair regulations in the military

Additional material by Murray McGuigan November is rapidly drawing to a close, and for some men, it’s meant their razor has had limited use over the last 30 days.  ‘Movember’ is the month when usually clean-shaven guys cultivate upper-lip foliage in the name of raising money and awareness for men’s health. It’s a good cause,…

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Reflecting on wartime rationing

Sliding open my wardrobe door, and wading through drawers of clothes I find myself making that cliché comment, “I have nothing to wear, I need to go shopping”. This is usually followed by guilt, as actually I am really lucky to have a range of clothes, say, compared to my Nana who lived during World…

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Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (except Christmas Day)
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