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Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre

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Address: Broken Hill Rd, Broken Hill, New South Wales 2880, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 8 8080 3737
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Come and visit the RFDS Visitors' Centre, named after local benefactor the...

Come and visit the RFDS Visitors' Centre, named after local benefactor the late Bruce Langford. The Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre combines a museum, theatre and gift-shop, with interactive displays showing the history of the Service, as well as tributes to the doctors, pilots and flight nurses who work for us,the many community groups and benefactors who support us. So visit us now and...Tour a working RFDS Base. Enjoy a talk by our tour guide. View the aircraft in the hangar. Watch a unique film in our 44 seat theatre. Shop for special souvenirs. Explore the Mantle of Safety Museum. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality, with 23 Flying Doctor Bases and 66 aircraft around Australia. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Base, Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre is unique because it is one of the few working Bases, located at an airport that is open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 88 years of remarkable outback history. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work. All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment.

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Wonderful, inspirational

We enjoyed a most informative and comprehensive visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, including a talk giving overview, a video and being shown behind the scenes. Excellent... read more

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Greater Sydney, Australia
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Greater Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a most informative and comprehensive visit to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, including a talk giving overview, a video and being shown behind the scenes. Excellent display of memorabilia as well as shop with excellent books and items for sale to support the Service

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Thank annevanheel
Broken Hill, Australia
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Please visit and donate to our rfds here in Broken Hill,they do such a great job and have saved many lives over the years,including mine.The aircraft that I flew in when I unfortunately cut my back open on a grinder in a shearing shed at packsaddles station is now mounted at the centre at the Broken hill Airport.They do an... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great service, responsible for saving so many lives and giving support to so many isolated people. there is a great gift shop where all monies go direct to the RFDS. highly recommended.

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Thank george2539
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

the visitors centre is at the side of the RFDS hangar, there is adequate parking near the door. You pay an admission fee then enter into the museum area where they have displays of their aircraft, a communications console plus displays of the different radios & equipment over the year. There are also numerous photographs. From the museum you proceed... More 

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Thank Ray F
sydney
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting history behind the RFDS everyone involved is so passionate about what they do within this organisation. Thank you for your service

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Thank SydneyKristina
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour of RFDS helps to understand the issues facing remote Australia, and the dedicated staff who keep it all ticking over.

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Thank Mumskynanny
Victoria
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a large group and the experience was very interesting, lots of information about hope the service started and continues to this day.

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Mildura, Australia
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great place to visit need an hour or so to do the tour check out the displays and check out what the gift shop has to offer

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Thank 1957dave58
Gympie, Australia
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great tour over the facility and should be supported by everyone. Interesting information given and not to be missed!

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Thank Barbara B
Newport, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Broken Hill then this is a must see! The visitor centre is about a fifteen minute drive from Broken Hill. The visitors centre is a museum where you can learn (and appreciate) through interactive displays the history of the R.F.D.S. It serves the remote locations of Australia, we took a guided tour well worth it, Our... More 

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