Enjoy learning about aviation history as your personal tour guide provides knowledgeable, detailed insights on exhibits at the museum.
Stimulated by ANZAC day flypasts, we have visits from groups of school children accompanied by their teachers, and sometimes by their parents as well, and they are all fascinated by our displays, making a considerable contribution to their education in various aspects of Australian history.
What they see is living history and real exhibits explained and demonstrated by people who were involved first-hand. Many Australians were pioneers in aviation in living memory and helped to forge a history of the conquest of distance, which was essential, particularly to outback Australia. There’s no limit to the group categories, we have a ready-to-go personalised tour guide, whether you’re an individual or couple or group – drop in any day.
Wheelie walkers and wheelchairs welcomed. If you’re a carer, you’re welcome to visit the museum for free when determining the suitability of an outing to the museum. You’re also freely admitted when working.
Morning teas for groups: Our modest morning teas are the talk of the town. A local bakery cooks fresh scones on the day. Offered Monday to Friday only, the entry cost for concessions is $7 and $10 for adults with devonshire tea an additional $10.00 per person. The tour is approximately 1.5 hours or you can stay as long as you like. Wander around or sit in the theatrette and watch a movie. We do like to grab a photo or two for keepsake.
Personalised guided tours: One-on-one or groups, we prefer to show you around so you’ll always benefit from the depth of knowledge of our volunteers. It’s an opportunity to ask questions.
The Gipsy Moth aircraft, hangared at the museum and piloted by Captain Charles Kennedy Scott in 1931, set a world flight record from London to Darwin of 9 days, 4 hours and 11 minutes. This broke an earlier record set by fellow aviator, Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith, by 19 hours.
Club Photo Opportunities: The museum plays host to special interest groups and can provide many photo opportunities. Car clubs can arrange a day at the museum where we can arrange airside car or bike group displays for your Club. Take a peek at our gallery.