Aviation Heritage Museum, Bull Creek

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Proudly displaying the remains from NASA’s Skylab, Aviation Heritage Museum is one of Australia's top self-funded museums, with an array of aviation exhibits, including 30 aircraft and thousands of aviation-related objects. The popular "Inside Lancaster Tour" takes visitors inside a meticulously restored Lancaster bomber. The tour includes detailed explanations of the mechanics of this historic airplane, and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the atmosphere of aerial combat: You'll find out what it was like to crawl over two wing spars and sit in the wireless operator’s seat. Book this tour well in advance, and don’t forget to bring your camera. Add Aviation Heritage Museum to your Bull Creek travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Bull Creek vacation builder.
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  • 1st time here, did lanc/C47/spit tour with Jim. Was totally blown away by the experience of sitting inside these magnificent iconic aircraft...to witness just how tiny the tail turret is... to physica...  more »
  • This was my third visit to the museum and the one I had been looking forward to for a long time as I had received a gift certificate for the Lancaster, Spitfire and DC-3 tour. There are very few place...  more »
  • We come here regularly, & every time we do, a different one of the volunteers has gone out of his way to make it special for us. One time, we got to see the model room. Another, he explained the helic...  more »
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  • The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia, the Bull Creek Collection, is owned and operated by the Western Australian Division of the RAAF Association. The beginnings of the museum date from early 1929 when the Association was formed. The fist project the new association engaged in was to acquire the Kalgoorlie Biplane. It set about restoring the aircraft with the view of entering it in the Centenary of Perth parade that same year. The wings were too wide for the road so they were removed and placed next to the fuselage on the back of a truck for the parade. The aeroplane was donated to the WA Museum after the parade but unfortunately does not survive today. In 1959 a Mark 22 Spitfire was acquired by the Association and restored in order to serve as the centrepiece for its commemorative activities in front of its club house on Adelaide Terrace. A large library of aeroplane books and magazines was installed in the house also. New volunteers are welcome.
  • Great for a family day out! Took family there for a few hours to have a walk through the history of aviation. Nice little area with tables and chairs for family picnic but sadly limited space for nappy changing. Will definitely go back!
  • Fantastic place to go for anyone who likes planes. There's even old engines, ATC monitors, radios and the Ansett flight training simulator on display here, along with heaps of planes from Australia's history. There is also a working Merlin engine that they fire up for visitors.
  • The volunteers were fabulous, and it's great see the old aircraft, fantastic restoration, preserving Australian history
  • So much information and history, went with my partner and we both enjoyed it. Lovely staff also!