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Australian National Aviation Museum

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Address: Cnr First St and Second Ave | Moorabbin Airport, Moorabbin, Kingston, Victoria 3194, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9580 7752
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Museum is one of the oldest volunteer run Museums, with a collection of...

The Museum is one of the oldest volunteer run Museums, with a collection of over 50 aircraft and engines and many relics. This is the most complete and important collection of Australian built aircraft, with some examples being the oldest surviving ones in the world

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Excellent Private Museum

Considering this is run by enthusiast they have an excellent and wide variety of aircraft on show. Due to lack of space many of the indoor exhibits are close together so... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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East Yorkshire
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East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Considering this is run by enthusiast they have an excellent and wide variety of aircraft on show. Due to lack of space many of the indoor exhibits are close together so getting individual aircraft photographs was a challenge, but better the aircraft are kept indoors and in good condition. Small shop with selection of interesting aviation related items for sale.... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An airplane museum where visitors can and are encouraged to touch and sit in a range of aircraft. Want to sit on the flight deck of the only intact Vickers Viscount in Australia, then jump into a 737-200 cockpit? What about anF-111 cockpit or a fairly Firefly ? Wander amongst the only large collection of Australian built aircraft. Plenty of... More 

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Thank Peter M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me say right away that you can get here by public transport. The #828 bus from Hampton to Berwick runs every 20 minutes in open hours on week days and hourly on weekends. It stops at DFO near grange Rd corner and then it is about a 1km walk into the airport. I caught my bus at the stop... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Being an aviation fan for many years, this was an attraction I wanted to visit. Got the train out to here and then walked a bit as the bus was a while away. Leave the station and walk to Lower Dandenong Road and basically follow the signs. Turn near the Direct Factory Outlets complex with service station on the corner.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The museum is full hidden away, but full of really interesting aviation history. It is well worth a visit.

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Thank Spencoir
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Last visit was 2014, seems a lot more space inside the main display hanger. Would interest most people with a mechanical/aeroplane interest. My Dad was ex WW2 RAAF and TAA so was good for me. Could actually enter some cockpits which was great. Outside display looks a bit sad, but still better than being scrapped.

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Thank Charles T
Ewan M, Manager at Australian National Aviation Museum, responded to this review

Hi Charles, thanks for the feedback. The main area inside was empty yesterday as we are installing a new Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation exhibition :) We are working on plans for a new Museum where everything will go indoors, we are looking forward to that! Cheers More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I would rate it as high as the museum in point cook. Still very interesting museum. Run by passionate volunteers who are happy to share knowledge. The gift shop is unbelievable if your after aviation literature with a huge range of new and used books. Also stock a lot of model aeroplanes for the enthusiast. I always love catching a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Went her with my 2.5 year old daughter and I must say it was great for both dad & daughter. Many of the displays are open access, my daughter loved being able to get in the cockpit & simulators and let her imagination run wild. The staff are very helpful. Highly recommended

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1 Thank Australiandan
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great place for the family, or anyone with a keen interest in aviation or our history. The staff and volunteers have gone to amazing lengths to provide a very entertaining experience. Easy access and parking and very reasonable entry fee for all.

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1 Thank Mark T
Ewan M, Public Relations Manager at Australian National Aviation Museum, responded to this review

HI Mark Thank you so much for the kind words. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your time at the Museum. Cheers, Ewan More 

Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with my teenage sons. Good access to cockpits and displays. It is not massive however it is worth a visit.

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