19 Feb 2013

Air Force museum extension opens

9:14 pm on 19 February 2013

A $14.3 million extension to the Air Force Museum in Christchurch has opened.

The Governor-General, Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, opened the new wing on Tuesday which covers 6000 square metres.

Museum business manager Dave Clearwater said the February 2011 earthquakes placed a demand on storage and exhibition space.

Mr Clearwater said part of the new space will be available to cultural centres to store their collections for free, while the rest will be used as a convention centre.