QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WILL REOPEN ON 1 JULY 2020!

Qantas Founders Museum 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 was 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. For more info click here.

With the announcement of the Queensland Premier on Sunday 31 May 2020, to lift travel restrictions in Queensland for Queenslanders, our Museum is now working on how and when we can open our Museum safely for our visitors and staff. We hope to make an announcement about when our Museum will reopen in the next few weeks on our website and social media channels.

Qantas Founders Museum has an array of activities and exhibits to keep our younger visitors entertained. These include:

Cadets Corner

Young Flyers Activity Book

Qantas Founders Museum has designed two fun activity books to keep children entertained while visiting the museum. The books, which have been designed for children aged 4-7 years old and 8-12 year old, include quizzes, games, drawing and colouring in activities.

If you would like to download the Young Flyers Activity Books, click on the links below:

Young Flyers Activity Book 4-7 years

Young Flyers Activity Book 8 -12 years 

 

Museum Kids Trail

Kids Trail

Children (and their parents and guardians) can follow the aircraft “Alkira” through a series a signs around the Museum precinct. The Kids Trail highlights interesting facts about museum exhibits and objects and gets children to try and find answers to questions such as counting how many blades are in an aircraft engine or do you know what QANTAS stands for?

 

QAGOMA Kids on Tour program 

Every year Qantas Founders Museum hosts the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art’s Kids on Tour Program. Each program has a variety of activities introducing children to different styles of art and artists from all over the world. This program is free to attend. For more information about events at the museum go to https://qfom.com.au/events/ or call 07 4658 3737.

 

Learn to be a Curator on the Cadet’s Tour

Interactive displays

Bristol Fighter Simulator

Qantas Founders Museum has many interactive displays for everyone to enjoy including:

  • Two interactive touch tables where you can learn about the early staff of Qantas and the involvement of the airline in Australia wars, conflicts and piece missions.
  • Want to know what it was like to be a pilot in the First World War? Try your luck flying the Bristol Fighter Simulator in the museum.

 

School Groups

Is your school planning to visit Qantas Founders Museum? We have a variety of options for your school group including:

  • Group rates for museum entry and guided aircraft tours
  • Flexibility in tour times for the guided aircraft tours.
  • Museum quizzes

. To book your school visit contact Qantas Founders Museum on 07 46583737 or email info@qfom.com.au

 

For more information about events at the museum go to https://qfom.com.au/events/