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 five of the world’s most significant aircraft – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC-3, Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation, Boeing 707-138 and the legendary Boeing 747- 238. 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.
We are a separate and distinct entity from, and not owned or operated by, Qantas Airways Ltd but proudly independent having been initiated by the people of the region and receiving their ongoing support. We enjoy an excellent and close working relationship with Qantas and have an Intellectual Property Licensing Agreement and currently receive an annual donation from them. Qantas employees, past and present, continue to support us in a range of ways including through donations and substantial volunteer labour, information and advice.
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 has made the difficult decision to close its doors as of 4pm Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice for the safety of our staff, visitors and community.
This decision is made following the Prime Minister’s announcements on 22 March 2020 of additional action to support social distancing measures and advice for all non-essential services and businesses to close in order to minimise the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and will provide any updates about the Museum and events on the Museum’s website and social media channels.
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