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Air Force Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand in Christchurch holds the national collection of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. The Museum’s role is to preserve and present the history of New Zealand’s military aviation through its collection. The collection is very diverse and includes objects covering the early days of New Zealand military aviation both prior to World War I and during this major conflict, the interwar years which saw the formation of the RNZAF in 1937, New Zealanders who fought in the RAF and in other Allied air forces during World War II, the RNZAF’s campaign in the Pacific, and the post-war period to the present day. The collection also includes objects from former enemy forces. The collection is owned by the RNZAF Museum Trust Board.

Collection Type
History, Military, Technology

Contact Details
Postal address iconPrivate Bag 4739, Christchurch 8140
Telephone number icon64-3-343 9532
Web address iconhttp://www.airforcemuseum.co.nz
Email address iconinfo@airforcemuseum.co.nz

Visitor Information
Physical address icon45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch, New Zealand, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconDaily 10am-5pm

Wheelchair accessCafeReference LibraryParkingShopFunction SpaceGuided TourPublic ProgrammesMembership ClubToilets


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Let Me Be Myself - The Life Story Of Anne Frank

Imagine spending years in hiding because of prejudice and hate. Developed by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, and viewed by more than 10 million people in 80 countries, this exhibition explores what life was life for ...

Dates: 15-Aug-2018, 16-Aug-2018, 17-Aug-2018, 18-Aug-2018, 19-Aug-2018, 20-Aug-2018 View more sessions

Rotary Children's Charity Ball: CANCELLED

Join us for a night of fine wines and dining, and entertainment by the full NZ Army Band. This black tie event is very popular with groups of friends, or for companies looking to celebrate success with clients and ...

Dates: 01-Sep-2018

Open Cockpit 2018

Have you ever fancied yourself in the pilot’s seat of a wartime fighter? Or perhaps a classic jet is more your style? With the return of our ever-popular Open Cockpit programme this Father’s Day, you have the chance ...

Dates: 01-Sep-2018

Classical Hits

Schubert - Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759, ‘Unfinished’ Tchaikovsky - Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 Gillian Whitehead - Turanga-nui (World Premiere) Debussy - Prélude à l’après-midi d’un ...

Dates: 19-Sep-2018

Lamb & Hayward Masterworks Brothers in Arms

Benjamin Northey, chief conductor. Andrew Haveron, violin. Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin. Williams The Lark Ascending. Williams Pastoral Symphony (Symphony No.3). In 1907, Ralph Vaughan Williams moved to Paris to ...

Dates: 22-Sep-2018

Johannes Moser Plays Shostakovich

Borodin - Overture to Prince Igor Shostakovich - Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107 Prokoviev - Romeo and Juliet – Selections from the Ballet Johannes Moser returns to the NZSO to play Shostakovich’s ...

Dates: 10-Oct-2018

NZ Bike Expo

The NZ Bike Expo is New Zealand's premier cycling event where community, retail, distributors and Clubs come together under one roof to showcase all things cycling. We have indoor and outdoor stands, and a fantastic area ...

Dates: 12-Oct-2018, 13-Oct-2018

Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Pictures at an Exhibition

Benjamin Northey, chief conductor. Jayson Gillham, piano. Creswell Dancing on a Volcano. Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.2. Mussorgsky Arr. Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition. Inspired by images created by a friend ...

Dates: 10-Nov-2018

Charity Hospital Gala

27 July at 12:18: The NZ Army Band takes top billing at this year’s Charity Hospital fundraising event performing at an evening already jam-packed with exciting entertainment, a live auction and delicious plated ...

Dates: 30-Nov-2018