Located in Perth’s south in the suburb of Bull Creek, the Aviation Heritage Museum is WA’s premier destination for uncovering the history of military and civilian aviation. You’ll find extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides, and special tours by the museums dedicated team of volunteers.
Presented by the Royal Australian Air Force, the museum displays 30 unique aircrafts as well as thousands of artefacts. This includes an extensive collection of replicas and models, bound to spell-bind miniature enthusiasts. Another significant archive is the “Mists of Time” exhibition, which explores history’s chequered efforts to conquer air with strange devices.
The site also boasts a special collection dedicated to the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force, and a section specific to Western Australia’s aviation history – including the state’s commercial competition and the fascinating work of Robin Miller, known as the “Sugar Bird Lady”, who delivered polio vaccine’s around the North West.
Visitors can request one of the museum’s many special tours. Chief among these is the “Inside Lancaster Tour” which consists of a personalised tour of the restored Lancaster bomber – that’s inside and out. This gives a rare and detailed insight to the mechanics of the aircraft’s significance and operation throughout WW2.
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