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Here at Qantas Founders Museum, we cannot wait to welcome our visitors from 1 July 2020!

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, we have developed a Covid-19 Management Plan in consultation with Queensland Health, Museum and Gallery Services Queensland and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council.

With this management plan in operation, please see below the following information about the Museum’s operations:

  • Qantas Founders Museum will be open everyday from 9am – 4pm.
  • To meet with our Covid-19 Management Plan requirements, visitors MUST book online for all the Museum’s experiences including Museum admission, the Aircraft Tour, the Platinum Tour and the 747 Wing Walk Tour. Visitor numbers in our Museum and our tours are limited. To book to visit our Museum please click on the links below:

For families (2 adults and 2 children aged 5 to 16 years), click here.

For all other guests, please click here.

  • The Museum will have two Museum admission times: 0930am and 12.30pm
  • Our Airpark Tour will now operate with a maximum of 15 people per tour. The Airpark Tour times are as follows: 9.30am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm
  • The 747 Wing Walk tours will operate with a maximum of 4 people per tour. The 747 Wing Walk Tour times are as follows: 11.30am, 1pm and 3pm
  • The Platinum Tour will operate with a maximum of 4 people per tour. This tour is only available Monday to Friday at 8am. This tour requires 72 hours booking notice
  • The Museum’s new Luminescent Longreach light and sound show experience will commence on 1 July 2020 with a maximum of 80 people per show session. Bookings are essential for this experience and can booked through the links above
  • The Museum’s McGinness’ Restaurant will be open from 9am- 2pm
  • Visitors will need to make a booking to eat in McGinness Restaurant. Bookings for the restaurant can be made by phone on 07 4658 3737 or with staff when visiting the Museum
  • Any changes to operating and tour times will be updated on our website

The Museum has also introduced the following measures to minimise risk to visitors and staff:

  • Social distancing signage and floor markings are placed in the Museum to encourage visitors to stay 1.5m apart.
  • Regular cleaning throughout our Museum precinct
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at various points throughout the Museum
  • Museum and aircraft tour visitor numbers have been reduced
  • Visitor flow and queue management measures
  • Certain touch exhibits have been removed.


What visitors can do to minimise risk:

  • Book before visiting the Museum
  • If you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms of flu or a cold, please do not visit. If you display multiple symptoms of cold or flu (including a fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing) you may be asked to leave the Museum.
  • Please wash or santitise your hands regularly
  • Please maintain social distancing of 1.5m
  • Please do not touch exhibits
  • We prefer payment by card within the Museum but will have cash facilities available if needed.


We would like to thank everyone who has contacted us over the last few weeks, planning to visit our Museum and region. Thank you for your patience and understanding as our Museum navigates our new restrictions and regulations.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Museum sharing the incredible story of Qantas with you once again.



    Trying to book for Luminescent Longreach. It does not seen to come up on clicking on the links. I particularly want to see what you have done for the DC3. This aircraft was donated by me to your museum at the instigation of my friend Warwick Tainton. I plan to make a special trip to Longreach in mid September. Is the Luminescent Longreach on then ? Reagards JOHN DARCY WILLIAMS.

  2. Tish NIESSEN says:

    Good morning,
    My husband & I will arrive in Longreach on Wednesday 29 July (& leave again Monday 3 August. We would love to have a “Platinum Package” experience on Thursday 30 July if possible. I have attempted to book this on line, however have been unable to do so on your website. When I click to “buy tickets online” it does not seem to go anywhere. There is a login field at the top of the page next to a Cart but no information on how to “open an account”. Can you please help? Thank you….
    Tish & Arnold NIESSEN.

    • Qantas Founders Museum says:

      Dear Tish

      We understand you spoke to one of our staff who have been able to assist you.

    • Qantas Founders Museum says:

      Hello Lynne. Yes the Luminescent Longreach show is an additional charge to the Platinum Package and is $20 per person.

  3. Graham & Julie Smith says:

    We went to the show tonight 22/8 & it was awesome! Thank You for the experience & we certainly hope we are flying with Qantas again soon – anywhere!

    • Qantas Founders Museum says:

      Thank you for your feedback and we are so glad you enjoyed our new Luminescent Longreach experience. We are so proud of this incredible experience. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Outback Queensland

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