I thought I would share my experience of this little Gem.The 1934 Qantas hanger is not far from Darwin city centre in Parap. There are a couple of brown tourist signposts to it when you get close.
I went because a friend of mine worked for Qantas and I went to get a couple of photos for him. The building was a simple metal structure with a sign above "Qantas Empire Airways Ltd".
It was what is inside the building that is amazing.
The Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club occupy the building and have filled it with an amazing collection of vintage cars, motor bikes, and machinery in general. There is even a Furphy water cart from which the saying, "that is a Furphy" came.
There is an excellent display explaining where and how Darwin's first airport operated.
If you look carefully you can find damage done by the air raids in World War Two.
It is the ultimate "man cave".
As well as the completed projects there is a fully working workshop and you can see men working on their latest machines.It is a little gem and well worth an hour so wandering about.
There is a web site www.mvec.org.au
The best part entry is free but donations are very welcome.