Free Admission
Open Daily 10am to 5pm

Conference and Events Hall


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The Conference and Events (C&E) Hall is part of the Museum’s 6,500m² extension, completed in December 2012. Ultimately, this massive space will become a brand new display hall, but in the interim, it has been used for a number of earthquake recovery-related purposes, in the wake of the 2010/2011 Canterbury quakes.

In partnership with Vbase, the front portion of the building is currently being used as a temporary conference space pending the construction of a new central city convention centre which is planned to be completed in 2020.

In addition, until December 2015, it was used partly for storage and working space by heritage organisations whose collections were displaced following the Canterbury earthquakes (Canterbury Cultural Collections Recovery Centre ). The space which the Recovery Centre previously occupied is now home to our Reserve Collection, which can be accessed via our free Behind the Scenes tours.

There are currently no aircraft on permanent display in the Conference and Events Hall, however, from time to time some may be moved back on temporary display during breaks in functions activity.

For information on hiring the C&E Hall for a function or event, click here.


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.

Conference and Events Hall
Conference and Events Hall

The Conference and Events (C&E) Hall offers a blank canvas for trade exhibitions, conferences, gala dinners and functions and can be configured to meet your event requirements.

The Tour
Behind the Scenes 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.

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