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Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Hands-on Experiences

What to do


Don't miss:

  • Vampire and Macchi jet cockpits
  • C-130 Hercules replica
  • World War Two bomber's gun turret
  • Pilot dress-ups
  • Bleriot aeroplane photo opportunity
  • Prisoner of War 'mug shot' interactive

There are plenty of opportunities for hands-on fun and learning at the Air Force Museum.

Pretend to be a jet pilot and climb inside the Vampire or Macchi jet cockpits, test out the World War Two bomber’s gun turret, try on an Air Force uniform jacket, buckle up in our scale replica C-130 Hercules, and don’t forget to take your mug shot in the “Captured!” exhibition!

For more details on what you can touch and interact with while in the Museum, feel free to chat to our friendly team at the Welcome Desk.


Group Activities

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

Mosquito Mission Flight Simulator

Incorporates high definition graphics and realistic handling features, with the choice of two World War Two-inspired mission options.


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.


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




  • Memorial Alcove
  • Roll of Honour
  • ATC: 75 Years
  • Canterbury Stories