Aviation Heritage Museum of WA

This Weeks Episode of Home in WA

Contact:
Coline Ingram

Email:
museum1@raafawa.org.au

Website:
http://www.raafawa.org.au/museum/

Phone:
(08) 9311 4460

Address:
2 Bull Creek Drive
Bull Creek WA 6149

The Aviation Heritage of W.A. is owned and operated by the Western Australian Division of the RAAF Association. It grew from an idea in the 1950’s when the Association acquired a late mark Spitfire to serve as the centrepiece for its commemorative activities. By 1970 the informal collection had grown to such a size that the Association began planning a museum to house it all.

Western Australia has a rich and immense aviation history both in peace and wartime. Names like Sir Norman Brearly, Macrobertson Miller, and Kingsford Smith becoming lost while flying over the Kimberley in 1929. He was found 12 days later thanks to the pioneering spirit of more W.A. aviators. And during WWII, thousands of West Australians joined the RAAF and trained here in Tiger Moths, before flying and fighting for their country.

The aim of the museum is to preserve aircraft and artefacts of W.A.’s aviation heritage, allowing people to research that history and to make sure the story is here for anyone who wants to discover it. It also serves as a function venue and school and excursion tours are welcome.

There are 32 wonderful aircraft on display, including the Avro Lancaster in wartime RAF colours and of course the beautiful Supermarine Spitfire MK 22 in post war RAF colours.

If you’d like to become a friend of the museum or donate time or cash to this not for profit organisation, call them at anytime on 9311 4470.

Make sure you visit the Aviation Museum of W.A. any day between 10am and 4pm
excluding Christmas and New Years Days and Good Friday.