Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm



The Atrium, with its light, open space and high ceiling is the perfect place to orientate yourself when you first enter the Museum.

Horizon to Horizon

Discover the history of New Zealand’s military aviation presented through stories, objects, photos and film – and some very life-like dioramas!

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.

Aircraft Hall

Originally built as an aircraft hangar during World War Two, the Aircraft Hall is home to 13 stunning vintage aircraft, all displayed under theatrical lighting.

Conference & Events Hall

The Conference and Events (C&E) Hall is part of the Museum’s 6,500m² extension, completed in December 2012.

Reserve Collection

The Reserve Collection space, accessible on our free guided tours, is where you will encounter our aircraft, vehicles and engines currently in storage.


Plan Your Visit

Information about opening hours, admission, how to get here and parking.


Discover a variety of engaging special exhibitions at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand.


Discover and reflect on New Zealand’s military aviation history through a range of displays in the museum.

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

We welcome visitors of all abilities