South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide
(4.6/5 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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  • They have a great collection of all things aviation, including modern, vintage, war, military, commercial, recreational. A highlight for us was seeing the Vans RV-4 flown by Jon Johanson who broke ove...  more »
  • A good visit for any aviation enthusiast with plenty to see and interactive displays allowing a hands on experience. 
  • Take the time to visit if you are interested in aviation. An exemplary display of many planes and related artifacts. A lot of memorabilia for sale. I purchased Frank Harding WW11 Lancaster framed prin...  more »
  • 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
  • Little guy loved it. Lots to look at and not expensive.
  • This is a great museum. The planes and rockets are impressive and some of them you are able to get inside and look around
  • Excellent selection of aircraft, friendly and knowledgeable volunteers
  • 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.