The Australian National Aviation Museum contains the finest collection of Australian made and designed aircraft, as well as the broadest, with aircraft relevant to not only the Australian Defence Force but an impressive collection of civilian aircraft as well. Some that you won’t find displayed anywhere else in the world.
The museum was founded at Moorabbin in 1965 and since then has built up an impressive collection of Australian aircraft, restored and maintained by an enthusiastic band of volunteers. Day after day they give up their time to keep the museum operational and maintain its world class collection. But it’s through gate takings and donations that keep the museum open to the public. So if you have a passion for aviation or maybe you had a family member who served in the defence force the museum is certainly worth a visit.
The museum is located on the corner of first Street and Second Avenue at Moorabbin Airport in Victoria, Australia, and is just 22 km south-east of the centre of Melbourne. (Melways Map reference 87G4)
The museum is open:
12pm to 4pm on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday
10am to 5pm on public holidays (except Christmas day)