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-326HUsing our international travel planner, Point Cook attractions like RAAF Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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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 »
It’s a simple and unpretentious military museum, but well set up and lets you get up close and personal with some of the iconic aircraft of Australian military history. If you like that sort of thing,... more »
The museum is free of entrance. You can take as many photos inside but not outside for security reasons. The place is a delight. The staff and tour guides are very friendly and knowleadgeable. The exh... more »
Well worth the visit if you are an aircraft / history lover, plenty of well maintained displays and info on the RAAF from inception through to the modern era. No flying or cafe open when I visited but the volunteers knew their stuff and were very helpful. Take the Werribee Train from Flinders Street, hop off at Williams Landing and the 497 Bus will take you to corner of Saltwater Parade, about a 2km walk to the Museum...worth the effort!
This is a hidden secret of Point Cook! I love all the plane displays and the historical planes displays. We were wowed by the restoration projects and the heritage gallery. I missed out on the interactive flying display and I am sure that I will revisit the museum again. There was a real sense of pride talking to the volunteers at the museum and it is a perfect place to spend your day.
Amazing display, with many more aircraft than I was expecting. Very professionally displayed. Very high service level by volunteers. A huge credit to themselves and the community. Well done!
The RAAF staff and volunteers do a great job restoring and displaying Australia's Air Force history. There are many aircraft to view and learn about and lots of information to take in. With free entry this is an museum to visit. The flying display and information session for visitors at 1pm on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday is interesting and interactive with pilots taking questions and answers after the flights.
This place is really great. Make sure you get a good guide too, their knowledge is amazing. The F1-11 was the highlight for me. Beautiful aircraft.
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