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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  • July 31, 2017
    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 »
  • July 24, 2017
    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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  • July 14, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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.
  • September 15, 2017
    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
  • July 4, 2017
    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.
  • September 12, 2017
    Fantastic place with a lot of aircrafts on display. Friendly and informative guides explain everything in great detail.
  • September 8, 2017
    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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