RAAF Museum, Point Cook

RAAF Museum is the official museum of the Royal Australian Air Force, the second oldest air force in the world, located at RAAF Williams Point Cook, Victoria, Australia. The museum displays aircraft of significance to the RAAF from its inception as the Australian Flying Corps to the present. At the direction of Air Marshal Sir George Jones, the RAAF Museum was formed in 1952 and fell under the administration of Headquarters Point Cook until 1988 when it became a separate unit of the RAAF. It is currently overseen by the force's Air Training Wing.EntryEntry to the museum is free. The operating hours are Tuesday to Friday 10am - 3pm, Weekends and Public Holidays 10am - 5pm. The museum is closed on Mondays, Christmas Day, and Good Friday.RAAF Williams (Point Cook) is a working Military facility so adult visitors are required to produce photo identification and sign in to gain entry.Aircraft on displayNot all of the Museum's collection is permanently exhibited. Among those on display are:Static displaySome of the aircraft, helicopters and missiles displayed in different exhibitions are:Replica Aircraft Bristol Boxkite Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 Deperdussin 1910 monoplaneTraining Hangar Maurice Farman MF.11 Shorthorn Avro 504K de Havilland Tiger Moth de Havilland Vampire T Mk 35 CAC Winjeel Pacific Aerospace Corporation CT/4A Aermacchi MB-326H
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  • not many places you can go to on your own or family & friends that are FREE , thats right free , i do a gold coin donation but what a fantastic museum dedicated to the history of our air force and pt ...  more »
  • Visited when the Roulettes were performing highly impressive aerobatic displays (nb. they perform here about twice a year). Other times, three days a week, there’s short highly interactive air display...  more »
  • Whilst staying in Melbourne City Centre, we decided to visit the museum. As we had no transport of our own we decided to use public transport to get there. The initial train journey was easy and on ti...  more »
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  • RAAF, this airport turned museum is a hidden destination in point cook. This museum tells the story of Australian air force and journey Australian air force been through. There are good number of display planes here. This is also an active airport and there are special display on antique planes. Kids would love it. You can also make a picnic day out if you are heading to point cook coastal park. Another vintage point for the airport.
  • Extremely well laid out, very informative, with some beautifully maintained examples of Australian aviation history. The display aircraft are immaculately presented, and the staff were so friendly and helpful. Worth the trip out from Melbourne to spend some time wandering through.
  • RAAF Museum at Point Cook is birthplace of the Australian Flying Corps and the Royal Australian Air Force. Specialty nook of the very important aviation stories of the second oldest air force. Astonishing engineering rigor and due diligence on maintenance for these beautiful old planes in tip top shape
  • Great Air Force museum for families and anyone interested in military aviaton. The initial display conveys the history of the AF as well as life as service personnel and historical missions. It is certainly bigger than I expected. Various hangars display a wonderful display of aircraft. Entry is free, you must only supply a photo id at the entrance of the base. Only way to get there is driving. Has a small souvenir shop, but filled with interesting gifts and memorabilia. Gentleman at the museum entry was very nice and friendly and gave us a verbal informative introduction to the museum.
  • Gives me shivers as i am a great admirer of antiques especially the war equipments, people who work there are exceptionally nice and helpful and the planes in the museum are very interesting to see even for kids creating a curiosity to know more about them, more interestingly their air show is amazing to watch
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