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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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My new favorite museum in Melbourne

This museum has an amazing number of old planes you can sit it. Some you can even still move parts of the plane from the cockpit. The staff are super friendly and accommodating... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Edward B
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum has an amazing number of old planes you can sit it. Some you can even still move parts of the plane from the cockpit. The staff are super friendly and accommodating. The stories throughout the place are rich in WWI and WWII Australian history. A must for any aviation fan. A great find if you're looking to explore... More 

Thank Edward B
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed visiting the aviation museum while on holidays in Melbourne. The kids got to sit in the cock pit of quite a few different aircraft. The boys found the experience exiting, enjoyable and memorable. We were extremely lucky that one of the volunteers also allowed the boys to sit in the F111 cockpit. There was a lot of... More 

Thank Leanne C
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very interesting place. My boy loved climbing up the big airplanes and we will have to go back and explore some more Recommend for all ages.

Thank r0ni37
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I had heard of this museum and had even driven past it a number of times however I had never bothered to wander in. Needless to say once I did I was totally blown away. This museum is run by a group of proud and passionate aircraft enthusiasts and they should be exceptionally proud of what they have achieved. Where... More 

Thank craigmwhite
East Yorkshire
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

Thank PhilipLJackson
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 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 

Thank Peter M
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

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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Reviewed 22 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 

Thank Ian S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 14 October 2016

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

Thank Spencoir
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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.

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 

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