The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is one of Christchurch’s premier attractions and a must-see activity for locals and South Island visitors.
At the Air Force Museum, you can discover New Zealand’s military aviation history at the place where it all began.
You can explore the diverse collection at your own pace through immersive exhibitions or join the Daily Tour.
View the historic aircraft on display, participate in a Museum Hunt with the kids, or test your flying skills in the ‘Mosquito Mission’ flight simulator.
The museum is an ideal destination for families with young children, as well as passionate aircraft enthusiasts.
Visitors can engage with stories of the men and women who have helped shape New Zealand’s military aviation journey, reflecting on stories of service and sacrifice through years of war and peace from the unique perspective of Kiwi pilots and ground crew.
Whether you are interested in aviation history or the lore and legends of the RNZAF and the ANZACs, you will love this opportunity to experience the Air Force Museum.
Admission is free, and the museum is open from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm every day, except Christmas Day.
OPENING HOURS: Daily 9.30 am until 4.30 pm (Except Christmas Day, 25 December)
PRICE: Admission is free for all but donations are appreciated.
LOCATION: 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch
PARKING: Plenty of free parking outside the museum
FOOD AND DRINK: Contact Cafe serves coffee and food. No food or drink is allowed in the galleries. There’s also a large seating and grassed area out the front if you want to bring a picnic.