Australian National Aviation Museum, Moorabbin

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The Australian National Aviation Museum is located at Moorabbin Airport near Melbourne Victoria.

Owned and operated by the Australian Aircraft Restoration Group, a community based, not for profit Company limited by Guarantee, the collection was established in 1962, the permanent museum opened in 1964 and is the oldest volunteer Aviation Museum in Australia.

Over the last 47 years, the museum has saved a number of significant examples of Australia's aviation heritage, and with nearly 50 aircraft on display, in storage or under restoration, and over 20 engines on display, the Museum is one of the largest in Australia.
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  • Great mix of planes and aviation history - the kids will love the opportunity to jump in the cockpit of fighter jets, passengers planes and the flight simulator. For the big kids there's plenty of int...  more »
  • located at Moorabbin Airport, their collection is in three buildings plus around their grounds. Amongst the aircraft inside are a Firefly & a Sea Venom with open cockpits; Auster, Mirage & a WW2 Beauf...  more »
  • Well , it is easy to miss out on this great "aeroplane" museum , a little out the way , but well worth while getting there to view the exibits .. you get much more hands on than in most museums and ar...  more »
  • Wow, this is a real museum. Getting access to the office of the aircraft was amazing. Not sure how often they open them up but it was a real treat. Lots to learn. Not a lot of exhibits but you can see the work that goes into ensuring we can continue to see some of our aviation history.
  • Cosy little museum. $10ish entry. Dog friendly place.
  • Great Educational experience. You can see and learn about old planes. There is a collection of old planes. even you could jump in to few cockpits. Kids love it. The entry fee is also reasonable.
  • Nowhere shall you find a better collection of CAC artefacts, from a kettle to a Wirraway and a Ceres cropduster. Particularly noteworthy us the new world war one exhibit, the numerous planes you can sit in and make shooty noises, and the vintage flight simulator which featured vibrating controls decades before Sony's PlayStation dual shock controllers or the N64 rumblepak. Also, it is run by enthusiastic volunteers who can tell many wonderous tales, and features what may just be the fuel tank from the red baron's triplane...
  • Its way too small but had many different aircraft which we were allowed to sit in and explore. Some aircraft were a bit smelly but it was great.
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