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Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Group Activities

What to do

Bring your special interest or social club group to the Museum, and enjoy a unique experience from the options below (minimum group size of eight applies).

Bookings essential, contact:

Visitor Experience Team

Ph (03) 343 9504

Email programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Bring your 'crew' to the Air Force Museum!

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Overview

HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Discover our historic aircraft and hear captivating and moving stories of the men and women of our Air Force as you are guided through the Museum galleries. This tour can be adapted to suit special interests if required.

Running time: 45 minutes

Location: Museum galleries

Cost: Free – koha (donations) are appreciated

Book Now: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

REELING BACK TIME

Take a journey back in time with our Air Force as you view historic newsreel films from our archives.

Running time: 45 minutes

Location: Theatre

Cost: Free – koha (donations) are appreciated

Book Now: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

BEHIND THE SCENES TOURS

Take your group on a fully-guided, private tour and discover the work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ in our Collections areas, as well learning more about our historic buildings. This tour can be specially tailored to your group’s interests, and can include the Museum’s archives as well as the technical conservation workshops.

Running time: 60 minutes

Location: Reserve Collection area, conservation workshops, tarmac area and Museum archives (optional)

Cost: Free – koha (donations) are appreciated

Book Now: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

CAPTURED!

Hear thrilling stories of escape, evasion and capture and, view genuine escape aids from our collection in the ‘Captured!’ prisoner of war exhibition space.

Running time: 45 minutes

Location: ‘Captured’ exhibition

Cost: Free – koha (donations) are appreciated

Book Now: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

ILLUSTRATED TALKS

Enjoy an informative, curator-led presentation on any of the following subjects : Anzac Story, Rationing,  Defence and Deception, Fashion at War, War in the Pacific and Women at War. Or, contact us about developing a talk to meet your group’s interests.

Running time: Approximately 45 minutes

Location: Theatre

Cost: Free – koha (donations) are appreciated

Book Now: programmes@airforcemuseum.co.nz

 

REFRESHMENTS OPTIONS

We can provide a variety of refreshment options for visiting groups. Our Café has seating for groups of up to 25, and we have other spaces suitable for larger groups.

For groups of up to 25 people, please contact the Café directly: 03 343 9545.

For groups of 26 and over, please contact Lauren File at VBase: 03 339 3599 or email: Lauren.File@vbase.co.nz

 

ACCESSIBILITY

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

•        accessible parking spaces on site for vehicles, mini-vans and buses

•        accessible bathrooms

•        free wheelchair and walking frame use during your visit

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

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Hands-on Experiences

Find out more about opportunities for hands-on fun and learning during your visit.

The Tour

Take our special half-hour guided tour to learn more about the Museum’s work ‘behind the scenes’ and discover the aircraft, vehicles and engines in our reserve collection.

Galleries

Explore the Museum’s galleries and discover New Zealand’s military aviation history through engaging stories and artefacts.

INFO

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

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