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Qantas Founders Museum

Qantas Founders Museum

1 Sir Hudson Fysh Drive
Longreach 4730

Opening Hours
Mo-Su: 9:00am-4:00pm


Operating since 1966, the Qantas Founders Museum was opened to commemorate the ethos and preserve the heritage of Qantas Airways.

We are an independent not-for-profit community organisation and registered charity. Book a tour and sit in the cockpit of full scale replica planes as you learn about the many switches and buttons, directly from the pilot’s seat.

Our aircraft collection includes 5 of the world’s most significant aircrafts:

  • Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat
  • Douglas DC-3
  • Lockheed L1049 Super Constellation
  • Boeing 707-138
  • Boeing 747-238

We also have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircrafts in the early Qantas fleet:

  • De Havilland DH-61 Giant Moth
  • De Havilland DH-50
  • Avro 504K Dyak (Qantas’ first aircraft)

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