by Tristan Rayner in Cool Travel on Wednesday 3 August 2011

When aviation geek Peter Jackson decided to share his collection of World War 1 air-memorabilia, the town of Blenheim in New Zealand was chosen to host his aeronautical paraphernalia. The museum is a tribute to the beginning of the airplane and the swift harnessing of the invention into sophisticated machines.

Jackson’s touches can be seen throughout, as moments from WW1 come to life in re-enactments of daring, chivalry and disaster. The museum contains real flyable planes, replicas, and memorabilia: including parts of the Red Baron’s plane and uniform.