Ashburton Aviation Museum

Ashburton has a strong aviation history, being a training base in World War 2. There were 50 Tiger Moths based there. The Ashburton Aviation Museum is well worth a visit

BAE HS Harrier Aircraft - Ashburton Aviation Museum
DH82A Tiger Moth
Gloster Meteor F8
DC3 ZK-Amy
Aermacchi Trainer

About Ashburton Aviation Museum

We are situated at the Ashburton Airport!

There are over 25 aircraft on display in the Two Museum Buildings and more in the work shop. These include Devon, Vampire FB5, Harvard, Porterfield, Airtruk, Benson Gyro Glider, Weihe Glider, Hughes Helicopter, Olympia, Flying Flea, Harrier GR3, Canberra B2 Bomber Cockpit. F8 - Meteor, Zlin, DC3, Vampire T11, Link Trainer, Slingsby T31, Bergfalke, Cropmaster, Tiger Moth. The Museum is also home to the Southern DC3Trusts Historic Airliner ZK AMY .Our latest aquisition is a Thompson Refueller, one of only 9 on display worldwide.

Ashburton Aviation Museum are thrilled to have obtained an ex RNZAF Skyhawk that has been added to their extensive collection. This is a US built jet which are known by many as ‘Scooters’. This large aircraft is about 44 feet long (13.41 metres) and the wingspan is 30 feet (9.14m). At its peak, it is 5 metres high.

The Skyhawk is sure to be yet another attraction to add to the wonderful collection at the Ashburton Aviation Museum.

Kids4Free deal


One full paying adult entitles one child (10yrs and under) to FREE entry.

* Please see terms and condition detailed on the Kids4Free page.




Open Daily 1pm - 3pm
Groups by appointment



As you arrive into the Ashburton Township north on State Highway 1 turn left into East street, then an immediate left onto Bremners Street, then right on to Seafield Road - Follow the signage to the Ashburton Airport