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Temporary level crossing closure Longreach Airport/ Qantas Founders Museum – 2 and 3 February 2019

To our valued customers Please be advised that on 2nd and 3rd of February 2019, Queensland Rail will be undertaking maintenance on the rail line at the Longreach Airport/ Qantas Founders Museum Rail crossing. This work will require the crossing to be closed from 6am on Saturday 2 February 2019 to 1pm on Sunday 3 […]

The boy in the photo

This photo is one of the many iconic Qantas photos. The young boy in the photo is Peter Ashley. Peter is a member of the Qantas Foundation Memorial (parent company of Qantas Founders Museum) and so we asked him what the story behind the photo was and this is what he told us:  “My father, […]

Queen’s Baton Relay Road Closures

To our valued customers please be aware that there will be a number of road closures in Longreach on Saturday 10 March 2018 between 3pm and 6pm for the Queen’s Baton Relay. The Relay will be passing through the car park of Qantas Founders Museum from 4.49pm to 5.15pm which may affect access to and […]


            9 January 2018   MEDIA RELEASE: QAGOMA’S KIDS ON TOUR BRINGS ‘ME, MYSELFIE AND I’ TO QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM A program of exciting free hands-on activities encouraging children to explore ideas around self and identity will tour to 90 venues across Queensland and the Torres Strait from January to […]


Thursday 16 November 2017 will be the 15th anniversary of arrival of the Qantas Founders Museum’s Boeing 747– 200 VH-EBQ in Longreach. To remember this exciting event, Museum member and former Qantas Senior Production Engineer, Bob Sprague, shared this story of the lead up to arrival of the Boeing 747 in Longreach. “The reason for […]

Change in Jet Tour and kitchen times for the 2017/18 Summer

Please be advised that from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 November) the Qantas Founders Museum’s Jet Tour times will be at 09.30am, 11am and 1.30pm for the Summer period from 1 November 2017 to  31 March 2018. From Wednesday 1 November 2017 to 31 March 2018 the museum’s McGinness’ Restaurant kitchen will be serving cooked meals from […]

We are open throughout the Easter long weekend

With the Easter holidays just around the corner we just wanted to let everyone know that Qantas Founders Museum is open everyday from 9am-5pm throughout the Easter long weekend. All our guided tours will also be operating as normal. If you require any further information, please call on 07 4658 3737 or email Have a […]

Guided Museum Tours for Qantas Founders Museum Visitors


MUSEUM VISITORS!!! Want to learn more about our museum’s artefacts? Want to know which one is the oldest, the weirdest or the staff favourite? From 3 April 2017, Qantas Founders Museum will offer a 45 minute guided museum tour which is included in your museum admission. The Museum Guided Tour will operate on weekdays at […]

Free Entry to Qantas Founders Museum for all former and current Qantas Staff

Attention all former and current Qantas staff! Qantas Founders Museum is offering FREE entry to our museum until 31 December 2017 to all current and former Qantas employees. All you need to do is show us your Qantas Employee ID card on arrival to get free entry to the museum. So come and visit Longreach […]


QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM SUMMER TRADING HOURS  To our valued customers, from 1 November 2016 – 31 March 2017, Qantas Founders Museum, the aircraft tours and McGinness’ Restaurant will operate at the following times: Qantas Founders Museum Open 7 days a week from 9am – 5pm. *From 1 December 2016 – 31 March 2017, Qantas Founders […]