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QANTAS Founders Museum

Sir James Walker Dr, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 3737
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Good Value

We did the basic tour (not out on the wing of the plane!!). Very informative. Café and souvenier... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
Kay M
Brisbane, Australia
Excellent tour and exhibits

The tours of the 747 and 707 were very interesting and something unique. The museum itself is well... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2017
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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Sir James Walker Dr, Longreach, Queensland 4730, Australia
+61 7 4658 3737
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

We did the basic tour (not out on the wing of the plane!!). Very informative. Café and souvenier shop on site as well

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Reviewed July 30, 2017

The tours of the 747 and 707 were very interesting and something unique. The museum itself is well set-out and very informative. We went for a couple of hours and stayed for half a day and probably could have spent another hour or so there....More

Thank FJSmith
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We did the 1pm tour of the 3 planes, which includes the museum also. Our tour guide, Alex, was very informative! She's done this a few times now, and is great!

Thank Gretstar
Reviewed July 26, 2017

This attraction is the most amazing place.....the early history of the airline is extensively explained with many interactive displays. It is called the Founders Museum and is not owned or run by Qantas. We spent a full day with the museum and we did the...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017

Another great reason to visit Longreach. The museum of extremly well laidout and the exibits are certainly worth the visit. The guides and volunteers cannot do enough to make your visit a truely memorable event.

Thank Mike O
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Excellent. Coffee in McGinness's cafeteria before the tour, lunch in the same place after the tour. You do need to do the tour and museum. We had Grant a first class tour guide, incredibly knowledgeable and very user friendly. Unbelievable what you see on these...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed July 23, 2017 via mobile

The QANTAS is a must see Nationally Listed attraction. Did the museum self paced tour & then the guided jet tour. Marvellous time had by all but you need at least 2.5 hrs to do this.

Thank Ken C
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We just did the museum visit. It was an enjoyable few hours going through the early years of Qantas and the associated history of Longreach and outback Queensland

Thank Duncs25
Reviewed July 18, 2017 via mobile

Had the best time here today. Started early for our platinum tour which gives you an intimate behind the scenes tour of their 747 and 707 aircraft. Our guide Carissa was wonderful and well informed and very knowledgeable on the various parts of the planes....More

Thank 1965gdh .
Reviewed July 17, 2017

We had a wonderful time, learnt so much about the plane, our guide was amazing and certainly knew all about the different parts of the plane. Being up close and under the 747 you wonder how they get off the ground. The walk through the...More

Thank 163Aussie
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Jill S
August 19, 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
July 12, 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