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“"Better Late Than Never!"”

South Australian Aviation Museum
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South Australia
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251 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“"Better Late Than Never!"”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

This first visit was well and truly long overdue! The opportunity presented itself due to our 10 year old grandson having a day off school, being a pupil-free day. Not only were the military and domestic aircraft beautifully set out, but there were other displays which meant something to me personally. These included references to (a) the late Wayne Blackmore, who died whilst hang-gliding at the age of 26 (b) the late Jimmy Melrose, an aviation pioneer who died at the age of 22 after a brief, but most successful career and (c) Hubert Wilkins, an unsung hero, whose feats are largely unknown to most South Australians. Memorabilia laid out by the Royal Aero Club turned out to be extremely interesting as well. My grandson seemed to be suitably impressed as well. I can highly recommend this attraction and like General McArthur, "I shall return!"

Visited September 2013
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Australia
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53 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Value for money visit”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice place to take young children and interesting for adults to revisit aviation as it used to be. The recent addition of an F-111 jet fighter is proving a great attraction. Modest fees and free parking are an added attraction.

Visited October 2012
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Perth, Australia
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279 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“A Hidden Gem”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great display of domestic & military aircraft, all undercover. Being able to climb inside some of the models is fantastic and allows you to get a real feel for the conditions of air travel from past years. Entry is extremely reasonable, and parking is free and conveniently located. Recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Sydney
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78 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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“Amazing historic aircrafts”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

The Aviation museum is loads of fun for all ages. You can in majority of the planes and can touch them all. Some of the aircraft have movies (documentaries) showing of the history of that specific aircraft. There were a few kids running around with laughter enjoying the different planes and being able to sit in some of their cockpits.

Visited October 2012
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Lennox Head, Australia
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“Make the time to visit this fascinating museum”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

I stumbled on this treasure while wandering around Port Adelaide and was delighted to discover it. When you consider it is entirely self funded and run by volunteers you will appreciate the magnitude of it. I was shown around by a volunteer who made the place come alive for me with his knowledgeable explanation of the museum, its work and its volunteers.
While not the biggest aviation museum I have visited, it would have to be one of the best. Apart from the static display of aircraft there are great displays of model aircraft and good explanations of some of the history.
The entry charge is most reasonable especially in light of the fact it has to pay its own way.

Visited July 2013
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