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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  • 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 »
  • Good selection of aircraft that you can inspect inside and out. The F111 is awesome and worth a visit just to see it. Great museum to spend many hours at with plenty of information plaques to read.  more »
  • Six of us (including 4 & 2 year olds) visited the Air and Maritime Museums. If you visit one, you get discount at the other, plus the Railway Museum. All three are in the same street, and walkable. Th...  more »
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  • Huge range of aircraft (including an F111 and a Spitfire) laid out extremely well with very good information. The museum holds a number of engine runs throughout the year which are worth viewing - particularly the Merlin. Very enthusiastic group of volunteers. Plenty of parking and close to other museums. Also disabled access.
  • Great! And a day to remember Open only two weeks and the exibits were a thrill From Merlin engines to a Meteor jet even a F1L and the Battle of Britain Spitfire The enthusiasm of our guide 'Ossy' and others we met was remarkable To the 150 plus devotees at the Aviation Museum I and my companion ex RAAF Air Commodore Lyall Klaffer wish to say Thank You Regards john Mead
  • Really awesome to see some of these planes on display, some of which have been restored to their former glory. The F-111 is crazy to see, I had no idea fighter planes were that massive. Worth a visit.
  • Fantastic place with a lot of aircrafts on display. Friendly and informative guides explain everything in great detail.
  • Spent the day here with the kids on father's day. The staff are so friendly and take great care and pride in the museum

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