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Historical Aircraft Restoration Society

Illawarra Regional Airport | Cnr of Boomerang and Airport Roads, Albion Park, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2527, Australia
+61 2 4257 4333
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Driving back from Nowra we spotted the tail fin of the 747 and pulled in for a look. Actually the... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Rolland_Buttar
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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For an amazing experience go and check these guys out. My Game Guru recommends it. Don't forget to... read more

Reviewed May 23, 2018
MyGameGuruCoffee
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Shellharbour, Australia
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HARS is a museum of Australian Aviation History. Where possible aircraft are recovered and restored to flying condition and maintained there.
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“on display” (16 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Illawarra Regional Airport | Cnr of Boomerang and Airport Roads, Albion Park, Shellharbour, New South Wales 2527, Australia
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+61 2 4257 4333
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Driving back from Nowra we spotted the tail fin of the 747 and pulled in for a look. Actually the story of the Canberra had been on tv recently, and here it was! The only time I've been allowed on the upstairs deck of a...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Dear Rolland Thank you for your kind review. The HARS Aviation Museum is a bit of a hidden treasure. HARS is pleased that you found us and enjoyed your tour. We are also very proud of our volunteer tour guides, and the hundreds of other...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2018

For an amazing experience go and check these guys out. My Game Guru recommends it. Don't forget to go to Shellharbour Village afterwards to get your coffee at Village Fix

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

Visited on the recommendation of friends and certainly not disappointed, not aircraft enthusiasts but came away happy with the knowledge that the place is in the hands of very learned and committed volunteers. 150 minutes with a volunteer and Bob had great knowledge of all...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded April 26, 2018

Dear OzScots HARS is delighted that you enjoyed our world-class museum. Thank you for acknowledging our wonderful volunteer tour guides. They each try to give each guest an experience to match the history on show. Thank you for your review, and since you came on...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

A very interesting and worthwhile working museum if you are interested in aircraft - our tour guide was a great source of information - fantastic educational value for young ones - our 5 year old granddaughter had a great time climbing in and out of...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Phil Thank you for your kind review of the HARS museum. Our volunteer guides are a treasure and try to enhance the experience for our guests. We are so glad that your granddaughter enjoyed her tim playing with the aircraft.

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Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My wife discovered this place for me as somewhere to fill some time during a visit to Sydney. Knowing my love of all things aviation related, she guessed I’d be interested and quite rightly so. Aircraft museums can be a bit staid, is aircraft in...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Dear Simon Wow! You certainly had a good time visiting our museum. Thank you for your review. We try to tailor the experience to match the level of interest by our visitors. Thanks for pointing out the true worth of a restoration museum. It is...More

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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Lots of civilian and military aircrafts on display up close. You can get into most of them. The volunteer guide was very keen and knowledgeable. I was lucky that I was the only one in the tour, so I got to ask all questions. :)

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you for visiting HARS and for your kind review. HARS is pleased to display its aircraft and to give visitors the best possible experience. Please come again.

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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

I have visited many aircraft museums over the past 40 years but my visit to HARS set a new bench-mark. It was a rainy Sunday as we drove to Canberra and I didn’t know what to expect when I suggested that we stop off here...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Dear Geoff HARS is so pleased that you took the time to visit our world-class museum and enjoyed it so much. Your observations about our aircraft is appreciated. HARS is proud of its collection and the fact that so many fly. HARS is also pleased...More

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Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I participated in a National Trust tour of HARS. It was the first time we had seen this wonderful exhibition. My husband fulfilled a lifelong dream of being able to enter, if not fly in, a Constellation, which he regards as the...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. HARS is delighted that your experience at the museum was so rewarding, and that you and your husband could reminisce about the history of key aircraft. Please come again and tell your family and friends.

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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Great place if you love aircraft the tour was amazing and The guide had great knowledge about all the aircraft

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Reviewed March 13, 2018

On behalf of the Camden RSL Sub Branch I wish to extend to the volunteers of HARS our sincere thanks and gratitude extended to us during our visit on 13 March 2018. On our arrival we were met by a great team of lovely ladies...More

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Doug P, Guest Relations Manager at Historical Aircraft Restoration Society, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2018

Dear Camden RSL HARS was delighted to host your visit on 13 March. We are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Thank you also for your initiative in bringing the three air cadets with you. We hope their time was well spent also....More

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Sorry Doug I am certainly not the Trip advisor moderator but they shunted the question to me....a happy visitor! Good luck. Stephen
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