We are an independent not-for-profit community organization and registered charity, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of Qantas Airways Ltd.
Today, we are an award winning, world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, original and replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts.
Our aircraft collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant aircraft – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC-3, Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – de Havilland DH-61 Giant Moth, de Havilland DH-50, and Avro 504K Dyak; Qantas’ first aircraft.
Although we are not owned or operated by Qantas Airways Ltd, and receive no recurrent funding from them, we enjoy a good working relationship and have benefited from occasional grants and donations from the company and its employees past and present. If you would like to become a member, or just want more information about supporting the Museum, please refer to The Foundation page on our website. Alternatively you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Qantas Founders Museum is open 9am – 5pm daily except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Please note from 1 December 2016 – 1 March 2017, Qantas Founders Museum’s opening hours will be from 9.00am- 4.00pm.