Help us preserve Australia’s Aviation History

The Qantas Founders Museum precinct

Qantas Founders Museum is a project owned by Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM). Qantas Foundation Memorial Ltd (QFM) is independent of Qantas Airways Ltd and is a non-profit trust company established by the people of Western Queensland to honour the founders of Qantas and to preserve the heritage of Qantas Airways Ltd.

Qantas Founders Museum has engaged in two major projects which are vital to the preservation of iconic aircraft in Australia’s aviation history. We need your help.




1) Restoration of the Super Constellation

In September 2014, Qantas Founders Museum purchased a Super Constellation in Manila, Philippines to add to its aircraft collection and expand the Qantas story displayed at the museum.Over two and a half years, the museum has worked to disassemble and transport the Super Constellation to Longreach.

The aircraft arrived in Longreach in May 2017 and is now undergoing external restoration including repainting it to resemble a Qantas Super Constellation. The external restoration is expected to be completed in July 2018.

Stage 2 of the project, the internal restoration of the aircraft, will commence thereafter.

Super Constellations are iconic to Qantas for providing their first regular round the world services.

The Super Constellation at Manila International Airport 2014
The exterior of the Super Constellation being restored in Longreach in February 2018.





















2) Luminescent Longreach – Air Park Roof Project

Luminescent Longreach concept design

Qantas Founders Museum is the custodian of some of the most significant Qantas aircraft including the Boeing 747- 200 Jumbo Jet VH – EBQ and Boeing 707 138BB VH EBA, the first Boeing aircraft purchased by Qantas.

To ensure the preservation of our national aviation heritage for future generations to enjoy, Qantas Founders Museum will engage in a $23 million air park roof project called Luminescent Longreach. This project will be a light and sound show that will utilise the floor, walls, aircraft and roof structure to tell the history of Qantas. This Project will be one of the most significant and important projects the museum has ever undertaken and will ensure the ongoing sustainability of the museum with a new lighting show experience and the preservation of our iconic aircraft.


How can YOU help?

Donate! Every dollar helps! Qantas Founders Museum is a not for profit organisation. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

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You can also donate by calling Qantas Founders Museum on 07 4658 3737, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm.

Thank you for your support.

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