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Open Daily 9.30am to 4.30pm

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The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Wigram, Christchurch displays permanent exhibits — both on-location and online-only — and hosts special events. See what exhibitions are currently showing, and what events are coming up.

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KidsFest Fun

Back by popular demand – celebrate helicopters and all things rotary at the Air Force Museum this July school holidays!

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ANZAC Day Service

25 April 2021

Join us at the Air Force Museum this Anzac Day to commemorate our national day of remembrance.

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Most Important!

Before the electronic age and mass media, posters were considered an effective means of spreading a public message. This exhibition contains some interesting examples from our collection of British instructional posters, as used by the RNZAF.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A Flying Visit

The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has hosted aircraft from many countries over the years. View this selection of photos from our archives and see different types that have visited RNZAF stations and bases.

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Battle of Britain Service

15 September 2020 – Time & venue TBC

Come and join us in honouring the service and sacrifice of New Zealand’s airmen at our annual Battle of Britain commemorative service.

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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.

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Behind the Scenes Tour

Take our special 45 minuted guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our Reserve Collection.

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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.

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Open daily from 9.30am to 4.30pm (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