COME TO THE OMAKA AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
Nestled amongst the vineyards and adjacent to one of the oldest airfields in the country is Marlborough’s single most visited attraction, the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. For the last 10 years, this world class attraction has been bringing to life the story of aviation development during World War One in its ground breaking exhibition, Knights of the Sky. On long-term loan from film maker and long-time aviation enthusiast, Sir Peter Jackson, this is one of the world’s largest private collection of World War I aircraft and memorabilia.
A second exhibition, Dangerous Skies, is now open to the public and features stories from World War II. Undoubtedly two of the star attractions of the new exhibition are a twin engine bomber, the world’s only flyable Mk1 Avro Anson and a Griffon powered Mk.XIVe Spitfire. The war on the Eastern Front is a significant focus of this exhibition and the Battle of Stalingrad installation is an experience that has been garnering much praise for its entertaining yet highly thought provoking portrayal of one of the most significant battles of World War II.