Facilities and Services

Facilities and Services

Facilities and Services The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia has the full range of museum facilities. It has over Seven thousand square metres of floor display space and research, storage and workshop facilities.

Events and Functions

The Museum is open to you as an exclusive venue for your next event. From a dinner to a cocktail reception under a majestic Lancaster, team meeting or an informal sausage sizzle, a range of options are available to suit your needs.

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Events Brochure 2016

Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia EVENTS BROCHURE

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The initial Museum building was constructed in 1979 is now the Museum's South Wing. It was designed by Lou Harding and constructed with a unique hyperbolic parabolic roof giving 1250 square metres of unobstructed floor space. It is the entrance to the Museum and houses mostly civil aeroplanes, the Catalina Flying Boat, the Museum shop engines, artefacts, volunteers mess, Museum administrator’s office, store rooms and the men and women’s toilets.


The second major Museum building was completed in 1983 and is now known as the North Wing. It’s a large curved roof hangar with a floor space of 3000 square metres and houses the Museum's military aeroplanes including the Lancaster, Canberra, Spitfire and Dakota. The display gallery houses displays commemorating the activities of Air Force personnel in Europe during World War II. An overhead walkway allows the public to view the tops of the aeroplanes. Also in the North Wing are the Display group offices, small workshop, uniform storage and artefact storage.


Between the North and South Wings are located several outdoor displays and buildings housing vital museum functions. The Education and Records building is used to hold the courses for museum guides and workers, for teacher in-service training, for the Museum Aviation Club and for accessioning work. The Library building houses the Museum's extensive book, journal and documentary collection in a stable environment with research facilities. There is also a Photographic records building which includes full photographic reproduction facilities. The Museum has a well serviced and equipped workshop. The Museum's collection is restored and conserved. There is also a paint shop where artefacts such as wings and fuselages can be painted.


The Museum currently has two displays which explain its function and services. One is mounted on a special trailer and can be taken to outdoor functions such as aviation displays and fetes. The other is an indoor display mounted on self supporting panels ideal for libraries and open areas in shopping centres.


The Museum carries a large range of Aviation Books and magazines which are available for purchase at the Museum from the Museum Shop.
A Newsletter for Museum workers and Friends of the Museum is published every month.

Aviation Heritage Museum Shop

The Shop at the Museum has a wide range of material available for purchase including postcards, models, toys and aviation memorabilia. It also has a good selection of aviation books, many of them unavailable from normal retail outlets.


A Friends group exists for those who are keen to support the Museum. For a membership fee of at $30 Friends visitors can have free access to the Museum, receive the newsletters and have access to research facilities. Ask at the gift shop for details on how to join.


Only young people between the ages of 8 and 18 can join the Museum Aviation Club. Benefits of membership include tuition in a wide range of subjects related to aviation, monthly meetings, the opportunity to help in conserving the Museum's collection, organised trips to aerodromes, newsletters, free entry to the Museum and a discount at the Museum shop. Membership costs $11 a year, ask at the gift shop for more details.