South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide

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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  • This is absolutely my favourite museum. It’s not as big as other aviation museums but you can get up close and personal with most of the aircraft. On this trip, they opened up the cockpit of the DC3 f...  more »
  • We were visiting Australia from late December 2017 to late January 2018, during this time we ate out at many restaurants and pubs, took drinks in a host of pubs and cafes and visited many attractions....  more »
  • Really enjoyed this museum. Staff were very insightful and fun. It was interesting remembering how long it took, with numerous touch downs, on the early flights from Australia to the UK and vice versa...  more »
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  • Great display. Amazing the variety of Aircraft and the back stage restoration work of our aviation history. Great being able get inside, sitting in the Fokker Frendship and the other planes.
  • Fantastic museum! Clean and modern, two hangars with a number of spotlessly restored historic civilian and military planes as well with models and memorabilia of all kinds, from Spitfire to F111 via Douglas DC3 and a Sikorsky helicopter you can sit in, plenty of info about Australian aviators in the multimedia presentations and even some activities! Totally recommend, there's enough to see to keep you busy for a good afternoon.
  • Very interesting visit. A variety of aircraft from different era's showcasing Australia's aviation history.
  • The huntsman didnt need to be visiting the same time as us... apart from that well worth the price. Really sweet staff too.
  • Family had an amazing time learning and exploring all of the beautiful examples of Australian aviation
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