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Qantas Centenary Birthday

On 16 November 2020, Australia’s national airline, Qantas Airways, will turn 100 and to celebrate this incredible milestone Qantas Founders Museum has a number of activities planned for the day: Free entry to the Museum – All visitors will enjoy FREE Museum entry on 16 November 2020 Birthday cake – You cannot celebrate a birthday […]

Qantas Birthday Celebration Free Morning Tea

On Friday 16 November 2018, Qantas will mark its 98th birthday. On this day the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited, QANTAS, was registered as a company in Brisbane. Qantas went on to set up operations and mail routes through Western Queensland and the Northern Territory. From these small beginnings, Qantas has grown into […]

RESTORATION WORK TO BE COMPLETED NATIONAL HERITAGE LISTED QANTAS HANGAR IN OCT/NOV2018

  To our valued visitors and community, please be advised that from 22 October – 12 November 2018 Qantas Founders Museum will be undertaking important restoration work in the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar that is part of our museum precinct. During this time there will be no access to the National Heritage Listed Qantas […]

CQU DONATES QANTAS PAINTING TO MUSEUM

            Qantas Founders Museum Media Release    25 September 2018 CQU DONATES QANTAS PAINTING TO MUSEUM Queensland’s iconic aviators have been celebrated through an artwork recently donated by CQUniversity to the Qantas Founders Museum. The artwork, entitled ‘Letter from Longreach’, was painted by CQUniversity Art Collection Manager Susan Smith and […]

QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WINS GOLD AT THE 2018 NATIONAL TRUST QUEENSLAND HERITAGE AWARDS

          Qantas Founders Museum Media Release 1 June 2018 QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM WINS GOLD AT THE 2018 NATIONAL TRUST QUEENSLAND HERITAGE AWARDS Qantas Founders Museum has won Gold in the Conservation Works category for the “Restoration of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar” Project at the 2018 National Trust Queensland Heritage […]

National Trust 2018 Australian Heritage Festival – FREE Guided Tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar

Qantas Founders Museum is celebrating and participating in the 2018 National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, with free guided tours of the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar. The 2018 Australian Heritage Festival’s theme is “My Culture My Story” and will run from 18 April – 20 May 2018.  Daily from 18 April – 20 May 2018 between 2-3pm, […]

WHY EBQ?

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 […]