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Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum

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Address: Ingham Road | Garbutt, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia
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A nice display of local RAAF history

This museum is a nice place to spend some time learning about the history of the RAAF in Townsville. The displays are informative and well presented and are a credit to the... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Townsville, Australia
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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

This museum is a nice place to spend some time learning about the history of the RAAF in Townsville. The displays are informative and well presented and are a credit to the volunteers who run the place on a very tiny budget. It's a great educational experience for adults and kids alike.

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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

Given Townsville's place in aviation history - especially during WWII this museum does justice to all those involved in this conflict. I was on a time restricted tour and I could have spent all day at this museum. It was excellent.

1 Thank Steve N
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

This small but compact museum was open as part of the T150 RAAF Townsville air base Open Day. Beautifully air conditioned on a hot day, the original barracks are chock full of historical photographs, war memorabilia, historical documents, photos of the air base during the world wars. Worth visiting particularly for military history fans.

2 Thank BelC0001
Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with my dad who is a retired ex air force. walking around listening to stories and looking at the photos turned out to be a great couple of hours and the staff were well informed being ex service personal. could be bigger being a defense town but well worth stopping in for a look.

2 Thank sutto1974
Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Must see whilst you are in the area, my children loved it and the staff at the facilities were awesome and helpful with their information in relation to the aircraft.

2 Thank Thia S
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Was ok. Most displays outside. Good information boards. Friendly staff. Not really thatmuch to see unfortunately. If you can get there, the one in Darwin is far better.

Thank lynden_d
Moncton, Canada
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

We spent some time recently at the Royal Australian Air Force Museum in Townsville. It’s a great set up at the aerodrome and a neat piece of history of the RAAF which some of our friends are a part of. My older brother who loves planes (he was an aircraft mechanic for years) loved talking specs about the planes with... More 

4 Thank JGDynamo
Western Australia
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

The Air Force also has an excellent museum at its Garbutt aerodrome base. Again the display is based on the old buildings from the war years and that adds a feel of authenticity and nostalgia to the museum. The museum is currently run by a volunteer group but it will soon come under the control of the Air Force Association.... More 

3 Thank Remlig
Creswick, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2016

This display is awesome. Some really great items are displayed covering most of wars Australia has been involved in and the history of the RAAF. Many thanks to John our tour guide for a very informative presentation.

3 Thank Paul F
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

Great display of Air Force memorabilia a lot dating back to World War 2. Volunteer staff who are informed about all the displays and willing to share their knowledge. Well worth taking the time to wonder through the display.

1 Thank Westozie

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