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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

Closed Now: 09:30 - 15:30
Open today: 09:30 - 15:30
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Amazing.. cannot fault

Unlike a normal museum where it is look and do not touch, HARS actively encourage you to climb in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Blow_AUS
Great venue run by volunteers

A must see display of old aircrafts restored and run by volunteers. The tour guides are also... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rod S
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HARS is a museum of Australian Aviation History. Where possible aircraft are recovered and restored to flying condition and maintained there.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Illawarra Regional Airport | 54 Airport Road, Albion Park Rail, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2527, Australia
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+61 2 4257 4333
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unlike a normal museum where it is look and do not touch, HARS actively encourage you to climb in and over the displays and experience the amazing past of aviation. Check out one of thier tarmac days too. Well worth multiple visits.

Thank Blow_AUS
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Blow_AUS Thank you for your review. You have captured the essence of a visit to the HARS Aviation Museum. HARS is proud of its "hands-on" experience. Please tell your family and friends, and we hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must see display of old aircrafts restored and run by volunteers. The tour guides are also volunteers and very friendly and helpful people. A fantastic museum.

Thank Rod S
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Rod S Thank you for your kind review. You have simply but accurately described what visitors will find when they visit the museum. Thank you also for acknowledging our wonderful volunteers. Please come again and tell your family and friends.

Reviewed 26 September 2018

I have been a volunteer at this organisation for 4 years and still love it every time i go there. I have seen and learned so much about planes and the aviation industry that the ordinary citizen never gets to see about the inner workings...More

Thank kingcheeseAustralia
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Finally made my way to see this aircraft museum and was not disappointed. What an amazing place with so much to see. The staff are all volunteers and our guides were very friendly extremely knowledgeable and so helpful, nothing was too much trouble and they...More

1  Thank Phil H
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2018

Dear Phil H Thank you for coming to the museum and acknowledging our volunteer tour guides. HARS delights in creating the best experience for our guests. Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to welcoming you back at some time. Please tell...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Reviewed HARS on their website. Had planned to make the 2 hour train trek from Sydney for many months. It was everything I expected and more! Phil was our host. He stopped in on a day off and cheerfully agreed to host our tour. The...More

1  Thank Dwight A
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Dear Dwight A Many thanks for your kind review. HARS appreciates visitors who understand what is involved in restoring old aircraft to flying condition. We are proud of our collection and especially proud of our volunteer workforce who maintain the fleet and show them to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

Driving back from Nowra we spotted the tail fin of the 747 and pulled in for a look. Actually the story of the Canberra had been on tv recently, and here it was! The only time I've been allowed on the upstairs deck of a...More

2  Thank Rolland_Buttar
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Dear Rolland Thank you for your kind review. The HARS Aviation Museum is a bit of a hidden treasure. HARS is pleased that you found us and enjoyed your tour. We are also very proud of our volunteer tour guides, and the hundreds of other...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

For an amazing experience go and check these guys out. My Game Guru recommends it. Don't forget to go to Shellharbour Village afterwards to get your coffee at Village Fix

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Visited on the recommendation of friends and certainly not disappointed, not aircraft enthusiasts but came away happy with the knowledge that the place is in the hands of very learned and committed volunteers. 150 minutes with a volunteer and Bob had great knowledge of all...More

1  Thank OzScots
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Dear OzScots HARS is delighted that you enjoyed our world-class museum. Thank you for acknowledging our wonderful volunteer tour guides. They each try to give each guest an experience to match the history on show. Thank you for your review, and since you came on...More

Reviewed 8 April 2018

A very interesting and worthwhile working museum if you are interested in aircraft - our tour guide was a great source of information - fantastic educational value for young ones - our 5 year old granddaughter had a great time climbing in and out of...More

1  Thank Phil B
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Phil Thank you for your kind review of the HARS museum. Our volunteer guides are a treasure and try to enhance the experience for our guests. We are so glad that your granddaughter enjoyed her tim playing with the aircraft.

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

My wife discovered this place for me as somewhere to fill some time during a visit to Sydney. Knowing my love of all things aviation related, she guessed I’d be interested and quite rightly so. Aircraft museums can be a bit staid, is aircraft in...More

1  Thank SimonLatimer
Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Dear Simon Wow! You certainly had a good time visiting our museum. Thank you for your review. We try to tailor the experience to match the level of interest by our visitors. Thanks for pointing out the true worth of a restoration museum. It is...More

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Doug P
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Sorry Doug I am certainly not the Trip advisor moderator but they shunted the question to me....a happy visitor! Good luck. Stephen
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