The Qantas Founders Museum is open 9am – 5pm daily (April – October), 9am – 4 pm (November – March) closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They are an independent not-for-profit community organization and registered charity, established in 1996, to commemorate the ethos and preserve the material heritage of the founders and early operations of Qantas Airways Ltd.
Today, they are an award winning world class museum and cultural display, eloquently telling the story of the founding of Qantas through interpretive displays, interactive exhibits, original and replica aircraft and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts.
Our aircraft collection incorporates four of the world’s most significant aircraft – the Consolidated PBY Catalina Flying Boat, Douglas DC-3, Boeing 707 and the legendary Boeing 747. In addition, we have full scale replicas of some of the most important aircraft in the early Qantas fleet – de Havilland DH-61 Giant Moth, de Havilland DH-50 and Avro 504K Dyak; Qantas’ first aircraft
Jet Tours and Wing Walk Tours operate daily and bookings are essential through Qantas (07) 4658 3737
Our award winning McGuiness’ Restaurant is open for Breakfast and Lunch daily. Choose from a selection of meals, beverages, cakes and snacks while enjoying the aviation themed settings and views over the Catalina Display and Longreach airport runway.