The Museum

The Museum tells the story of Qantas from the early days in Outback Queensland to present day. Displays focus on the founding figures of Qantas, life in Outback Queensland in the 1920s and the advancement and impact of aviation in Australia and the world.

Combining easy to read displays, oral history, genuine artefacts and interactive multimedia exhibits, the Museum offers the visitor a definitive historical experience of Qantas’ heritage.

Your admission to the Museum gives you access to our main exhibition hall, Catalina Flying Boat and National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar containing the DH-50 and DH-61 aircraft. Access to the Boeing 747, 707 and DC-3 aircraft is only available to guests on one of our guided tours.

Museum Admission can be spread over a couple of days. If you don’t get through everything in one day – ask for a pass-out at the counter before you leave.

The Museum is open daily from 9:00am to 5:00pm (except Christmas Day & Boxing Day).

Special opening hours are available to groups and charters by prior arrangement. Bookings are essential for all guided tours.

Please note from 1 December 2016 – 1 March 2017, Qantas Founders Museum’s opening hours will be from 9.00am- 4.00pm.