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LONGREACH QANTAS CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS TO GO AHEAD

On 16 November 2020, Australia’s national airline, Qantas, will turn 100 and there is no better place to celebrate the centenary than at Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Outback Queensland. Qantas Founders Museum is proud to announce its Qantas Centenary celebrations will go ahead on 16 November 2020 and is encouraging travellers to visit Outback […]

RESTRICTED MCGINNESS RESTAURANT MENU 6-17 OCTOBER 2020

To Our Valued Customers Please be advised from Tuesday 6 October to Saturday 17 October 2020, the Museum’s McGinness’ Restaurant will have the following changes to its operations and menu: From Tuesday 6 October to Friday 9 October 2020, there will be a restricted menu of cakes, scones, sandwiches and sushi. All beverages including coffees, […]

Who was Hudson Fysh

WHO WAS HUDSON FYSH? by Museum Curator Tom Harwood If there’s one name which tends to be seen as synonymous with the early days of QANTAS, it’s Hudson Fysh, but how much more do you know than that? Let’s find out. Wilmot Hudson Fysh was born, the eldest of four children of Frederick Wilmot Fysh […]

BOOK AHEAD THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

The School Holidays have begun and we are thrilled you are travelling through the Outback Queensland region and planning to visit our Museum. However if you are planning to visit our Museum, YOU NEED TO BOOK AHEAD! Under our Covid Management Plan, there are restrictions on the numbers of people that can visit our Museum […]

QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WINS 2020 TRIPADVISOR CHOICE AWARD

Qantas Founders Museum has been recognised as one of the top 10% attractions world wide based on Outstanding 2019 Traveller Reviews. Qantas Founders Museum is excited to announce it has been recognized as a 2020 Travellers’ Choice award-winner. Based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, prior to any changes caused by the pandemic, award […]

COMMUNITY BENEFIT FUND TO UPGRADE MUSEUM FACILITIES

Qantas Founders Museum’s parent company, The Trustee for the Qantas Foundation Memorial Trust, has received a grant of $20,918.00 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund to assist with facility improvements in the Museum’s galleries and toilets. The facility upgrades will include repainting the galleries and toilets and modifications to the galleries’ walls and doors to […]

BOOK ONLINE TO VISIT QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM

Here at Qantas Founders Museum, we cannot wait to welcome our visitors from 1 July 2020! To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff, we have developed a Covid-19 Management Plan in consultation with Queensland Health, Museum and Gallery Services Queensland and the Queensland Tourism Industry Council. With this management plan in operation, please […]

ILLUMINATING THE 100 YEARS OF QANTAS IN WORLD-CLASS LIGHT AND SOUND EXPERIENCE IN OUTBACK QUEENSLAND

In Qantas’ centenary year historic aircraft have been converted into high tech 3D mapped digital canvases for a world-class light and sound experience celebrating its birth in outback Queensland and it’s rise to a leading international airline. From the 1st of July Luminescent Longreach – a spectacular night time light and sound experience designed to […]

Qantas Founders Museum to reopen on 1 July 2020

To our valued customers and community, we wish to advise Qantas Founders Museum will reopen on 1 July 2020. We will provide information about our operating hours and how to book to visit the Museum and experience our aircraft tours, at a later date. Over the next few weeks our team will be working hard […]