Nationally significant collection of
de Havilland aircraft
The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre houses mostly aircraft from the 1920s and 30s, including
an extensive collection of de Havilland aircraft.
It is unique in that nearly all of the aircraft on display actually fly.
This nationally significant museum is dedicated to preserving and celebrating New Zealand’s civil aviation
heritage – both the stories of pioneer aviators and their equally colourful machines.
Many of the aircraft on display have been restored and are maintained by the Mandeville based
Croydon Aircraft Company.
Standard Admission: $12
Students (with ID) & Senior Citizens: $10
Groups - Tour Guides can be arranged with prior booking
Children (12 and under): FREE
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Hours - Open Daily:
Summer (October - April) 9.30am to 4.30pm
Winter (May to September) 10am to 4pm
Since Covid19 Lockdown we are currently CLOSED MONDAYS
Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 3pm - until further notice
A collection with passion
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The Croydon Aviation Heritage Centre is committed “To retain our legacy of the golden era of aviation by the preservation, maintenance and operation of early historical aircraft” & is home to the largest collection of de Havilland aircraft in the southern hemisphere.