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QANTAS Founders Museum

Sir James Walker Dr, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 3737
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A must if in Longreach

I have reviewd this Museum previously and not a lot has changed. However, I did notice that the... read more

Reviewed today
Sydney, Australia
Really worth visiting

Loved our visit to the QANTAS Founder Museum. The jet tour was interesting and glad we did the wing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Brisbane, Australia
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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. Today, we are a world-class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts. Our collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant airliners – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, the Douglas DC3, the Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – the DeHaviland DH-61 Giant Moth, the DeHaviland DH-50, and the Avro 504k Dyak; Qantas’ first ever aircraft.
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“wing walk” (136 reviews)
“jet tour” (123 reviews)
“platinum tour” (29 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sir James Walker Dr, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 3737
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Reviewed today

I have reviewd this Museum previously and not a lot has changed. However, I did notice that the staff, particularly at the restaurant area, were not as enthusiastic as they were previously. i also noticed that the staff were a lot older than previous visits....More

Thank sydfire2015
Reviewed yesterday

Loved our visit to the QANTAS Founder Museum. The jet tour was interesting and glad we did the wing walk - mainly because we got to see more of the 747 and got to sit in the cockpit. The wing walk was very safe. The...More

Thank funtimes0652
Reviewed 2 days ago

We did the founders museum and jet tour took us around 4 hours to work our way through. Museum part is good we preferred the exhibits in the old Qantas hanger now a listed building. The jet tour was fantastic our guide I believe nick...More

Thank Malificent007
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got this as a package with the Stockmans Hall of Fame & it was a 2 day pass. We didn't do the wing walk or tours, that will be in our next visit. Saying that we spent a good 3hrs in the museum. Both...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visisted teh QFM over two days. We arrived early afternoon on day one and had time to experience the tour of the external aircraft display. The guide was very thorough in his narration where we learnt a lot of Qantas's history...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not being a huge fan of aeroplanes I didn't think I would enjoy the museum but I loved it... absolutely a must see

Thank 253shannon63
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am not sure how to describe this place - I thought it would be for people who are mad keen on planes ... but it could also be of interest to people who are keen to know more about the recent history of Australia...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very well done. We were disappointed that it cost extra to see the 747 and 707. Good historical records and exhibits. Nice cafe.

Thank Mobi555
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited here and we took about 3 hours to wander through. Interesting details of the different people who shaped this wonderful airline. When we fly we ALWAYS choose Qantas.

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 days ago

my husband and I went to the quantas museum, my husband especially found it good value for money. we took a tour for 1 1/2 hours it was so informative, we got to go in the planes and look around and was very interested in...More

Thank Brenda G
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Jill S
20 August 2015|
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Response from Marketing M | Property representative |
Hi Jill S, most customers spend at least 4 hours in the museum especially if they do any of our tours. If you are planning to do any of the museum tours we would recommend you book ahead by calling 07 4658 3737.
William A
13 July 2015|
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Response from Marketing M | Property representative |
Hello William A, you can not book tickets to visit the Qantas Founders Museum or go on any of our tours through TripAdvisor. You do not need to book ahead to visit the museum as you can just pay on arrival. If you are... More