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QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

MEDIA RELEASE

16 July 2019

 

CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM’S AIRCRAFT TOURS FROM 2 SEPTEMBER 2019

Qantas Founders Museum’s aircraft tours are set to change from 2 September 2019 – 31 March 2020 due to construction work for the Museum’s Airpark Roof Project.

Major construction work of Qantas Founders Museum’s Airpark Roof Project is set to commence on 2 September 2019 which will restrict access to the Museum’s Boeing 747 and Boeing 707 and affect the Museum’s current aircraft tours including the Jet Tour, 747 Wing Walk Tour and Platinum Package.

From 2 September 2019, Qantas Founders Museum will offer a one hour Captain’s Tour which will include a guided tour of the perimeter of Airpark site with interesting information about the Museum’s Airpark Roof Project, Boeing 747, 707 and Super Constellation, followed by a video display of behind the scenes footage of the Boeing 747 narrated by a retired Qantas Boeing 747 Captain and Boeing 707 presented by Museum Curator Tom Harwood. For more information about the Captain’s Tour click here.

The Museum will also be offering two daily guided tours of the 1922 National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar, where guests will learn about the history of Australia’s oldest civil aviation building and the significant artefacts within it. This 45-minute tour will be included in general museum admission.

Throughout this period, Qantas Founders Museum, will continue to be open and operate as normal. The Museum is filled with artefacts, interactive displays and exhibits for visitors to explore and learn about the history of Qantas, from its early days in Outback Queensland in the 1920s to present day.

Please see below information about the operating times and prices for Qantas Founders Museum and its new tour from 2 September 2019 – 31 March 2019.

2 September – 31 October 2019

Experience Operating/ Tour times Price
Museum entry 9am – 5pm Adult – $30, Concession- $25, Student – $22, Child – $20, Family – $85
Museum and Captain’s Tour 9.30am, 11am, 1pm, 2.30pm Adult – $42, Concession- $35, Student – $32, Child – $35, Family – $130
National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar Tour 11am and 2pm Included in Museum entry

 

1 November 2019 – 31 March 2020 (Summer hours)

Experience Operating/ Tour times Price
Museum entry 9am – 4pm Adult – $30, Concession- $25, Student – $22, Child – $20, Family – $85
Museum and Captain’s Tour 9.30am and 1. 30pm Adult – $42, Concession- $35, Student – $32, Child – $35, Family – $130
National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar Tour 11am and 2pm Included in Museum entry

 

From April 2020, Qantas Founders Museum will offer a new selection of exciting guided tours and experiences. More information will be available in 2020.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for supporting our Museum.

For more information contact Qantas Founders Museum at:

Call: 07 4658 3737

Email: info@qfom.com.au

 

ABOUT THE AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

Artist impression of the Airpark Roof at night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Airpark Roof Project is an ambitious $14.3 million two stage project to create a unique night experience using sound and light show technology projected on the fuselage of the iconic Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and Super Constellation aircraft and an 8072m2 roof.

Stage One of the Project includes the construction of a 8072m2 roof and lighting for night tours, footpaths, landscaping and fencing.

Once completed the roof will provide protection to the Museum’s visitors and aircraft from the harsher weather conditions experienced by Longreach during summer and provide an all-weather venue for expanded visitor experiences.

Stage One is fully funded by the Australian Government as a Community Development Grants Project.

Stage 2 of the project includes a light and sound show night experience and the construction of a nine metre high viewing platform and lift. This project is supported by the Queensland Government.

 

4 thoughts on “CHANGES TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM’S AIRCRAFT TOURS FROM 2 SEPTEMBER 2019

  1. Pedro Zimmermann says:

    Just read the media release regarding modified tours from sep19. Does it mean that access inside the aircraft will not be available during that time?

    • Qantas Founders Museum says:

      Hello Pedro. From September 2019 to 31 March 2020 there will be no access to the interior of our Boeing 747, Boeing 707 or Super Constellation. We are offering a new Captains tour which includes 30-40 minuted tour about the Boeing 747, Boeing 707 and Super Constellation followed by a video display of behind the scenes footage of the Boeing 747 narrated by a retired Qantas Boeing 747 Captain and Boeing 707 presented by Museum Curator Tom Harwood. We apologise for the inconvenience but hope you understand the importance of the Airpark Roof project and the impact it will make to our future visitors and the preservation of our aircraft. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07 4658 3737 or email info@qfom.com.au

  2. Joanne says:

    hello there.
    we are trying to plan our Easter Holiday for 2020. I believe in April 2020 your project is complete and would be a great time to bring an 11 year old aircraft enthusiast. Could you let us know if this project is on course to finish on time and if we book accommodation now, is Longreach the closest or do you have a recommened Motel closer by? Thanks kindly

    • Qantas Founders Museum says:

      Thank you for your message Joanne and thank you for planning a trip to Longreach this Easter. Unfortunately we are not able to confirm an exact date of when the Airpark Roof Project will be complete and when the aircraft will be accessible for tours again but we are hoping mid April. As soon as we know we will provide that information via our website and social media. If you are looking to visit over Easter, we would recommend you book accommodation as soon as possible. There are a number of accommodation businesses available in Longreach. We look forward to seeing you and you 11 year old aviation enthusiast this year! For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the museum on 07 4658 3737.

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