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“A Must See of History not forgotten” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Aviation Heritage Museum

Aviation Heritage Museum
Air Force Memorial Estate, Bull Creek Drive, 15 Kms South of Perth | Bullcreek, Perth, Western Australia 6149, Australia
+61 (0)8 9311 4470
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Ranked #4 of 79 Attractions in Perth
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Western Australia
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“A Must See of History not forgotten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My Dad who sadly has just recently gone to the 'big airplane playground in the sky' was a rear gunner in the Lancaster's in WWll & has also flown in the one @ this museum. When it was situated for display @ Perth Airport for many years we as small kids used to climb all through this majestic beast with Dad sneaking us through the wire barrier to sit in the cockpit, imagining stories of his missions & the dangers he faced. It was then relocated to this remarkable museum so it would never be forgotten again & over the course of time Dad volunteered many hours, & years, helping to restore her & the many others that are now proudly on display.

As a young adult I remember him bringing home the ‘big guns’ to strip down & clean & I still have the photo of us both holding them. Through Dad’s later years & towards the end it was the ‘’war stories’’ that he remembered the most & what he talked about which in itself was interesting as he never would when we were young children, perhaps the memories of the horrors he saw still too fresh in his mind. I again climbed through this old girl with him while they were restoring her & was in awe of how such a big man like my Dad could even fit in the rear gun turret, but fit he did, though with difficulty & for many long cold hours. It was the bravery of these men & others like him that we live as we do today.

This museum is testament to them & all the wonderful history of old, & even not so old, & it is a remarkable place to visit, wander through, to remember & even to learn from. Take your time as there is much to see & if you get a guide like my Dad who knows some of the stories even better & just remember all that you see has been lovingly restored by volunteers who give the time so we don’t forget.

Visited March 2013
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“Good waay to spend a few hours on a cold day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Lots to see and read-more than we could possibly manage in the three hours we spent there. I thought the volunteers were really friendly and helpful, and the displays great. Great value for the $7.50 each we paid. I think you'd get more out of it than me if you really loved aviation or war! The big, beautiful, restored Catalina flying boat is the star of the show in my opinion.

Visited September 2013
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“Father's day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

A great way to spend 2 hrs with my 5 yr old, looking at planes, engines, and history. Totally worth it!

Visited September 2013
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Fremantle, Australia
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“Amazing history which must not be forgotten.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Imperative you take your kids to the Aviation Heritage Museum.
Get them off the computer and into walking through this
magnificent piece of their heritage. To see the planes, to hear the stories of these magnificent men in their flying machines.
They will not be forgotten with Museums such as the Aviation.
Congratulations to all of those concerned, especially the long suffering Volunteers.

Visited October 2012
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Byron Bay, NSW
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“Not to be missed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

If you have any interest in aviation or military history, this is not to be missed. A beautifully restored Lancaster, a Catalina and a Dakota are the stars of the show but every inch of the hangars is crammed with aviation history. The museum is not large but it is packed with enough fascinating oddities to occupy an interested visitor for hours. The volunteers are helpful, friendly and full of useful information. Great for kids. Easy to find.... just off the Kwinana Freeway.

Visited June 2013
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