South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide

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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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  • We were told about the museums by the visitor centre. This was the first one that we went to. Its a little difficult to find, but well worth it. Quite a few planes on display and some were accessible....  more »
  • As a fan of Aeronautics it couldn't pass this Museum and I liked much more than I thought. There is a collection of aircraft used by the RAAF from a Spitfire Mk IV to a F-111 of recognition, through Vampire and helicopters. For my visit obliged, but only if you really like the theme.
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  • After saying for many years we would visit, we finally took advantage of the school holidays and were there at opening. The staff member at the counter was very friendly and let us know exactly which ...  more »
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  • Great place. Some very nice aircraft exhibits within two hangars and some of the aircraft are available to walk and sit in. Volunteer staff are really helpful and knowledgeable. It's great to see people who enjoy their work so much. Recommend to everyone.
  • If you're coming on foot..ignore Google maps..just ask the locals! The museum is packed with some tremendous exhibits including an F-111, Spitfire and Fokker 27..want to know more about the movers and shakers in Australia's flying past, this is the place to come. Great team on hand also.
  • Definitely worth a look, not just planes but lots of aviation information. The fighter jet is awesome
  • Great place for the enthusiast as well as interesting things to see, touch and go into for kids. Still small but growing.
  • Great selection of historic aircraft. F-111 alone is worth the trip. Engine demo great too.

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