Airforce Museum of New Zealand

The Air Force Museum of New Zealand had its origins in the RNZAF Historical Centre. Today, the Museum covers 37 hectares of land and spreads across six buildings. It is a world class cultural institution, employing a team of over 30 professional staff, and attracting around 150,000 visitors per year.

It features the “Horizon to Horizon” gallery where you will learn the history of New Zealand’s military aviation. Follow the history through stories, objects, photos, film and some very life-like dioramas.

Established at RNZAF Base Wigram in 1976, this was a small-scale, part-time venture. In 1981 a formal Air Force 0rder established the RNZAF Museum as an official Air Force unit, staffed by uniformed Air Force personnel. Now it is anything but small-scale with approximately 5,000m2 of display area and 14,000m2 of storage and workshop space.