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Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Visitor Services & Accessibility


The Atrium near the main entrance of the Air Force Museum.

Help and Information

For general enquiries during your visit, or for more information on what our Museum can offer, visit the friendly staff at the Welcome Desk, located in the Atrium, next to the main entrance.

Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries.

Please wear suitable footwear in the Museum.

All our staff are first aid trained and are authorised to operate the AED (automated external defibrillator) which is located by the sliding doors on the ground floor near the main entrance of the Museum.

Disability Access

The Air Force Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities. We offer:

  • accessible parking spaces and bathrooms
  • free wheelchair and walking frame use
  • education programmes and tours tailored to individual needs or requirements

Please contact us to discuss how we can assist you further with your visit.

Family Areas

The Air Force Museum is the perfect place for families to spend an hour or an afternoon, with plenty to engage both children and adults.

We have a kids’ play area located on the first floor, where you can try on an Air Force uniform jacket, colour in an airplane picture, take an aeroplane ride (coin-operated), or simply relax in the sun!

We also offer:


The Museum gift shop, located in the Atrium next to the Welcome Desk, is well-stocked with a variety of unique aviation-themed gifts and souvenirs for all ages. Come in and visit us, or shop online.

All proceeds from shop sales help support our mission to preserve and share New Zealand's military aviation history.

Contact Café

Contact Café, located in the Atrium, provides great coffee with a daily selection of fresh cabinet food and a bistro menu.

Offering free Wi-Fi and an array of comfortable spaces, including plenty of space for prams and wheelchairs, the Café is ideal for a relaxing break during your Museum visit, business lunches, ‘mums and bubs’ coffee groups or just a social catch-up.

Open 9.30am to 4.30pm daily.

For Café-related enquiries, contact Vbase

Find out about an exciting Café Operator opportunity. 

Research Facilities

We have an extensive research collection and welcome enquiries. Visit our Research page for more information.



Visit our Online Shop.

Plan Your Visit

Information about opening hours, admission, how to get here and parking.

Group Activities

Bring your special interest or social club group to the Museum, and enjoy a unique experience from our range of options.

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