The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is the national museum for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) and New Zealand military aviation, and stands on the site of the former air base at Wigram, Christchurch.
See more on their website.
CHRISTCHURCH VENUE MAP
What are the opening hours?
The exhibition is open 10am and closes at 5pm with the last session going in at 4pm. Check your preferred date on the Ticketek website
The Air Force Museum of New Zealand is located in the suburb of Wigram in Christchurch, New Zealand, just a short 15 minute drive from either the CBD or the airport.
Plenty of free parking is available at the front of the Museum.
What are the transport options?
The 80, 100 and Yellowline buses travel down Main South or Springs Road. Get off when you see the orange and silver Harvard aircraft on a pole, then walk for 200m down Harvard Avenue. If you get off at the bus stop on Springs Road around the corner, walk down Henry Wigram Drive, past Wigram Base (former RNZAF Officers’ Mess), until you get to Harvard Avenue. The Museum is straight across the road. For more information about planning your journey to the Museum, head to the Metro Bus website or contact us directly.
What is the price for tickets?
• Adults $22.50
• Concession $17.50 (Students with valid ID and Gold Card holders – not community services card)
• Children $12.50 (3-15 inclusive)
• Family A (1 adult, 2 children) $39.50
• Family B (2 adults, 2 children) $57.50
• Under 3 free
Ticket Prices are RETAIL incl all fees & cc (SBF) & gstVisit Ticketek for all ticket price details.
Are there extra booking fees?
Tickets are sold through Ticketek online and on-site and ticket prices include Ticketek booking fees. Credit card fees apply.
Why are there session times?
This is to manage the number of visitors in the venue at any one time so that we can provide an enjoyable experience for all.
Session times – how long can we stay in session?
It takes a minimum of 90 minutes to view the exhibition.
Can you buy tickets at the Museum?
Yes, tickets will be available from the exhibition ticket desk when the exhibition opens on Saturday 15 December. We strongly encourage you to buy tickets before you arrive so ensure you can secure tickets for your preferred session time. We cannot guarantee that tickets will be available for all sessions at the door.
Are we able to take photographs?
Most definitely, although we would ask for no commercial photography.
Will Ryan be at the event?
Unfortunately due to his busy schedule Ryan can’t be at the exhibition
I purchased tickets online – do I need a copy of the paper ticket to gain entry?
Please have a version of your e-ticket on your phone or a hardcopy on arrival.
From what age will children be charged for entry?
3 and above.
Who is included in the concession price?
Concession price is for gold card holders and students with current valid student ID and does not include community services card.
Do senior cards qualify for discounts?
Yes. Seniors are admitted at Concession prices
What is the age limit for children’s tickets?
3-15. Children aged 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult within the exhibition.
Is food and drinks allowed?
Food and drink are not allowed in the exhibition.
Is there an area to leave personal belongings?
Unfortunately no there are no cloaking facilities.
Are there ATM’s nearby?
There are no ATMs within the museum, but there are several located nearby in Hornby shops
Is there wheelchair and pram access?
The Air Force Museum welcomes visitors of all abilities. We offer:
accessible parking spaces and bathrooms
free wheelchair and walking frame use
education programmes and tours tailored to individual needs or requirements
Will I be able to play with LEGO?
Yes, there will be lots of play stations within the event that provide an opportunity to build your own creation.
Can I buy LEGO or Brickman merchandise?
Yes, there will be a dedicated retail pop-up shop at the end of the exhibition.