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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


Bring your 'crew' to the Air Force Museum!



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. [45 mins]

Reeling Back Time  Experience a trip back in time as you view historic newsreels from the archives. [45 mins]

Behind the Scenes Tour  Take your group on a fully-guided, private tour and discover the work that goes on ‘behind the scenes’ at the Air Force Museum. Please note that the tour content can be specially tailored to your group's interests, and can include the Museum's archives as well as the technical conservation workshops. [60 mins]

'Captured!' Experience  Hear thrilling stories of escape, evasion and capture, view genuine escape aids from our collection and enjoy a special morning or afternoon tea, all within the uniquely-themed setting of our mock Prisoner of War barrack hut in our “Captured” exhibition space. [45 mins]

Illustrated Talks  Enjoy an informative, curator-led talk on any of the following subjects: Anzac story  /  Rationing  /  Defence and Deception /  Fashion at War  /  War in the Pacific. Other relevant topics of interest can be covered on request. [45 mins ]


Add morning or afternoon tea

We can offer fully-catered morning or afternoon teas with any of these group options. Contact the Visitor Experience team for more information:

Ph (03) 343 9504



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.


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


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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We welcome visitors of all abilities




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  • Roll of Honour
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