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Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Veteran Portrait Project

Come face to face with our Air Force veterans



On Anzac Day 2014, members of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography started a project to trace and photograph surviving veterans of World War Two.

With the support of the Returned and Services Association and its network of local branches, veterans of all three services (Army, Navy and Air Force) were photographed across the country. Sadly, some of these veterans have since passed away. The collection of images stands as a tribute to the last of thousands of New Zealanders who served both here and overseas.

This exhibition brings together the portraits of some of the men and women who served with the Air Force during that great conflict, more than 70 years ago.

On display in the Caldwell Gallery, Level 1.


ATC: 75 Years

This exhibition is a compilation of stories, anecdotes, photos and film, marking 75 years since the formation of this Air Force-based youth organisation.

Caldwell Gallery

Named in honour of one of New Zealand’s most famous World War One airmen, Keith Caldwell, this gallery has a full-scale replica Sopwith Pup biplane as its centrepiece.


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.

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