Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach: Hours, Address, Qantas Founders Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Qantas Founders Museum
4.5
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
Welcome to the Qantas Founders Museum. We are an independent not-for-profit community organization and registered charity, operating since 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd. Characters of the early Qantas days, their pioneering spirit and the impact the airline had for all Australians, is brought to life through life size exhibits, historical artefacts and interactive displays including the National Heritage Listed Qantas Hangar. Visitors enjoy informative tours of the Museum's aircraft including the Boeing 707, Boeing 747, DC3 and new Super Constellation aircraft. Visitors can also enjoy the Museum's new Luminescent Longreach night experience. Visitors can also treat themselves to a coffee or a meal in McGinness’s Restaurant and purchase a souvenir from the Founders Store.
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More than 3 hours
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Peter P
Melbourne, Australia14 contributions
May 2022
This was somewhere I’ve wanted to visit for years and wasn’t disappointed. We did the Boeing 747 wing walk which was amazing..our guide was very knowledgeable and knew the working of the aircraft intimately. We had access to areas nit normally seen by the public, some space were quite tight so wouldn’t recommend if you’re claustrophobic.
Written 28 May 2022
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626leesak
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
May 2022
This too is a must when visiting Longreach. Staff are very passionate about the centre and their treasures as well as very knowledgable. We did the Air Park Tour and went back for the light show, both absolutely brilliant.
Written 27 May 2022
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Petelee
Brisbane46 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
This was a once in a lifetime visit for us but unfortunately we struggled to understand our tour guide. He has fantastic knowledge but with the noise of aircraft and difficulty understanding what was said we missed most of the interesting info he was giving us. Perhaps headphones or a microphone would help. Our friends were in a different tour group and had no problems.
Written 20 May 2022
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Phyllis H
18 contributions
May 2022 • Family
The Founders museum is full of aviation history not only for the flying enthusiast but everyone. Her you learn about how this great industry was started and the hard work that went into making it a world wide name and company that it is today
Written 17 May 2022
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austr2017
Belfast, UK33 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Hamish was our giude around the planes for 90 minutes. Thankyou Hamish we learnt so much and wonderful to see inside the 4 aircraft. The museum is well worth a visit give yourself time to soak up the incredible history.
Written 17 May 2022
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Sami Fidock
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia51 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Worth every dollar! Very interesting and educational, we were surprised how good this museum was, well worth taking the time out to visit.
Written 15 May 2022
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corinnereynolds
Dalby, Australia7 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
A must see. Fantastic exhibition & well worth the journey to come & see it. The history & stories not only of pre QANTAS era but also of Longreach & surrounding areas was valuable insight into early Australian life & ingenuity of the hardy people who lived in the area.
Written 10 May 2022
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1208BrianC
Sunshine Coast, Australia44 contributions
May 2022
Not to be missed activity. Must look through the planes in the air park and see the difference from the first qantas plane up until the jumbo. The planes have been stripped back so you can see the black boxes and the wiring and cables which operate the plane. Can look below the cabin to see where the luggage goes and where the engineers access to fix a problem. The museum and hangar give so much knowledge on who started qantas and how the started with 2 planes on a mail run to become one of the biggest airlines in the world
Written 9 May 2022
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maws09
Cairns, Australia26 contributions
Apr. 2022
we spent hours here. enjoyed the movies, documentaries and many displays. took in alot of info. The plane park tour was the best, the tour guide know her information gave us enough time to look. well worth going
Written 9 May 2022
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Catherine H
Sydney, Australia84 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Visited Qantas Founders museum today.
Really good exhibit and tour.
Much more interesting than I thought it would be. How the founders started the airline was amazing and the changes in aviation since. Flying to on Super Constellation in 1950’s to London took 4 days from Sydney. Stopping Darwin, Singapore, Calcutta, Karachi, Cairo, Rome, London and cost the todays equivalent of $26000 pp.
Written 6 May 2022
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Qantas Founders Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm