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AUSTRALIAN AVIATION MUSEUM DONATES ARTEFACTS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

        QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE    AUSTRALIAN AVIATION MUSEUM DONATES ARTEFACTS TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM Qantas Founders Museum has received several significant artefacts donated by the Australian Aviation Museum. The artefacts include a set of 1950s Heritage Airstairs invented by Qantas Engineer George Roberts, a vintage 1935 International Aviation Refuelling Truck […]

Celebrating Queensland Week

Did you know that the “Q” in QANTAS stands for Queensland? There are many things to celebrate and be proud of as Queenslanders and that is why from 3 – 9 June 2019, Qantas Founders Museum will be celebrating all things Queensland for Queensland Week including children’s activities and delicious McGinness Restaurant specials.:   Queensland […]

$3 MILLION GRANT IGNITES LUMINESCENT LONGREACH LIGHT SHOW

          QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE  20 May 2019 $3 MILLION GRANT IGNITES LUMINESCENT LONGREACH LIGHT SHOW                       Today Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones announced Qantas Foundation Memorial (the parent company to Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach) has been awarded […]

A special connection to “Southern Horizon”

Last week Qantas Founders Museum had the pleasure of welcoming a very special visitor and his family to our museum. Jim Drane worked for Qantas from 1949 to 1981 and was a flight engineer on the Super Constellations, the Boeing 707s and the Boeing 747s. Jim’s family had contacted the Museum when they heard about […]

OFFICIAL SOD TURNING FOR LUMINESCENT LONGREACH STAGE 1 AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

            QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM MEDIA RELEASE   10 May 2019   OFFICIAL SOD TURNING FOR STAGE 1 OF THE AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT Today the Federal Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and Member for Maranoa David Littleproud and Qantas Foundation Memorial and Qantas Founders Museum Chairman John Vincent turned the sod […]

Lunch Specials for this week Mon 29 April 2019 – Sun 5 May 2019

Our McGinness Restaurant lunch specials for this week are… Mon 29 Apr 2019 – Greek Lamb Kebabs with Greek Yoghurt – $14.95 Tues 30 Apr 2019 – Chinese Pork Belly on Rice- $15.95 Wed 1 May 2019 – Chicken and Prawn Laksa – $15.95 Thurs 2 May 2019 – Honey Chicken with Steamed Rice – […]

A NEW (OLD) NAPKIN

In 1956, ex-soldier, engineering fitter and member of Wigan Wheels Cycling Club Donald Lee was selected as a Reserve in the British Cycling team for the Melbourne Olympic Games. Unfortunately he wasn’t required so stayed home in Wigan, Lancashire making things like safety lamps for coal miners, oil pipeline valves and gyroscopes for Blue Streak […]

WE ARE OPEN FOR THE EASTER LONG WEEKEND

Qantas Founders Museum and the McGinness Restaurant is open throughout the Easter Weekend. Our opening hours will be 9am -5pm and our guided aircraft tours and Hangar Tour will be operating as normal. So hop on in to Qantas Founders Museum to enjoy our activities and specials over the Easter long weekend including: Buffet Breakfast […]

NEW MENU AT MCGINNESS RESTAURANT

This week our McGinness Restaurant launches its new and exciting menu. Visitors and locals can look forward to new scrumptious, aviation themed meals such as the Connie Omelette, 747 Chicken Burger & Avro Prime Rib Steak Sandwich.  Our new menu also includes more gluten free options across our whole menu.  Breakfast has a different selection […]

WORK COMMENCES ON $11.3 MILLION AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT

      Qantas Founders Museum Media Release   2 April 2019    WORK COMMENCES ON $11.3 MILLION AIRPARK ROOF PROJECT Work has commenced on Qantas Founders Museum’s $11.3 million Luminescent Longreach Stage 1: Airpark Roof Project with the installation of the structure’s footings underway. The Luminescent Longreach Stage One Airpark Roof Project is the first […]