South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.5/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
The South Australian Aviation Museum displays aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to South Australia and aviation in Australia. It is also the home of the Defence Science and Technology Organisation's heritage rocket collection. It is located in Port Adelaide, South Australia.The Museum's origins can be traced to 1984 when it was started by a group of enthusiasts interested in aviation history and aircraft restoration. In 1990 it became the official aviation museum for South Australia when it was awarded Provisional Accreditation by the History Trust of South Australia. The following year it became responsible for the State's historical aviation collection.In 1996 the Museum became the home of the heritage rocket collection associated with the Woomera Test Range in the period 1950-1980. The heritage rocket collection is the property of the Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation.
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  • I visited first with an adult friend and then later with my 7 year old grandson. In typical Tourism South Australia manner this attraction is not widely advertised and is not easily found due to inade...  read more »
  • I'm not particularly into aeroplanes but this was very interesting, they have a variety of aircraft to look at and go in. Loads of information and old photographs. My 11yr old daughter found it intere...  read more »
  • Great outing for families - well priced and indoors. Very interactive and staff really knowledgeable. My boys (big and small) loved it - worth a visit if in Adelaide. 
  • For history buffs and aviation enthusiasts. The museum is thoughtfully laid out with lots of interesting artifacts and memorabilia. Staffed by volunteers who are very knowledgable and helpful. Well worth a visit, low cost entry fee
  • This is a great museum. The planes and rockets are impressive and some of them you are able to get inside and look around
  • Like the Railway Museum, tucked behind a warehouse is another shed that houses the fabulous South Australian Aviation Museum. It is filled with SA aviation history and has a large collection of planes, many which are interactive and able to be climbed aboard and explored.
  • Quite a few planes in a big shed. Interesting if you're into all things aviation.
  • Beautiful place. Excellent guides, great exposure. Highly recommended for children.
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