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Read our past issues

 January 2019

Fabric doping in aircraft conservation
Music from our Collection
Hands-on learning a hit with kids

April 2019

Anzac Day Commemoration Service at the Museum
 A great night out with the 'Air Force on tour' 
Meet our team

July 2019

Take a real helicopter flight! 
Helicopters and all things rotary with our new Museum Hunts
Read an excerpt from 'Many a Close Run Thing'

February 2019

New traveling exhibition
Explore 'Operation Stealth'!
We've got you covered at the
air show! 

May 2019

The Berlin Airlift – 70 Years On 
Tweets from our Archives
Explore the Museum with our new hunts! 

August 2019

Meet our new Director: 
Brett Marshall
Discover: The original tail from Bristol Freighter NZ5903
3D scanning and the preservation of cultural heritage

March 2019

75th Anniversary of the Great Escape
Pink Paper Plane Challenge™!
Celebrating the aviatrix

June 2019

75th Anniversary of D-Day landings
The Great Museum Knit-in!
Meet our team 

September 2019

From the collection: Arrival of'Iroquois 00'! 
New Holiday Programme:
'Dig for Victory'
Meet our team
 Shop now:
Must read book Gone the Dark Night'

October 2019

Ron Hermanns' trench art collection on display 
New Museum Hunts!
Revamp Vintage Market

November 2019

Armistice Day at the Museum   
Museum fun during Canterbury Anniversary Weekend!
Collection: What's in the background?

December 2019

Discover: Our Aircraft book   
Collaborating and curating an online exhibition
 WIN a double movie pass to the ground-breaking
battlefield drama 1917


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We offer a broad range of education programmes, all closely linked to and designed for the New Zealand School Curriculum.

Collections & Research

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

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