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Museum Hunts

With regularly changing themes and challenges, our hunts are a fun way for families to explore the Museum together.

1000 Stories

1000 Stories

Come and see New Zealand’s largest 2-dimensional crowd and discover their story.

Aircraft

Aircraft

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

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Exhibitions

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

Explore our collection

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Collections & Research

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF).

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Photographs

Browse digitised parts of our photograph collection online.

Reflect on service and sacrifice

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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.

Exhibitions

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Let Me Be Myself – The Life Story of Anne Frank

Coming Soon / Discover Anne Frank’s story in this exhibition, created by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. It is part of a three-year tour supported by The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand.

Plan your Museum visit

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Contact Cafe

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

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Visitor Services & Accessibility

Find out more about the facilities available during your visit.

Discover our stories with the kids

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Lucky Charms and Superstition

Among the personal collections of New Zealand airmen we’ve found the odd small trinket once thought to bring its owner good luck. This blog explores some examples from our collection and a few of the stranger tales of aviation superstition from World War Two. This airman doll belonged to Kiwi pilot Flying Officer Jack Hoffeins.…

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A tale from the clothing store – Kit Bags

Down the back of the Museum, past the archives, behind the hangars, tucked into a corner, lies the clothing store. Over the past few months we have been busy upgrading the housing and updating the records of the many objects held within. The clothing store consists of seven environmentally-controlled rooms which are home to uniforms,…

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Donation 101: Donating items to the Air Force Museum Collection

Have you ever considered donating an item to the Air Force Museum?  Donating to the Museum is a rewarding experience for many people, but did you know it’s a legal transaction? When someone donates an item to the Museum, a change of ownership is required. It’s a relatively straightforward process, but not quite as simple…

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Military Chocolate

Rations – ‘Military Chocolate’. From the Collection of the Air Force Museum of New Zealand. With fat and sugar delivering caloric clout, and cocoa solids bringing caffeine – and alertness – to the party, it’s no wonder that chocolate (or sometimes just cocoa) has long been a staple of military ration packs – including those…

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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 10am to 4pm (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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