It was a spontaneous decision for us to visit the RAAF Museum. We were driving along the M1 freeway and saw the signs advertising the free display at the RAAF Museum and thought why not?
We had no idea what it was going to be like. We were keen to find out!
About the RAAF Museum
The RAAF Museum, is a museum which pays tribute to the history of the Air Force which is run by volunteers. There is so much memorabilia here. It’s not just a place to go if you are interested in planes, there’s other military points of interest.
What Can I See at the RAAF Museum
- Interactive Flying Display
- A selection of old Air Force planes in the hanger
- Learn about the history of the men and women in the Air Force
- See uniforms and weaponry on display
- Read up on the history of local and overseas missions
Interactive Flying Display
We arrived in perfect time to see the interactive flying display. They tell you about the aircraft. You get to see an aerobatic display. This is not on every day and occurs at 1pm on a Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Make sure you check their website for any changes/updates.
Inside the Museum
We were really impressed with the set up of the museum. It was amazing what they were able to put on display in the space provided. The old Air Force planes on display and all the memorabilia took us back in time. It really does make you stop and think what it would be like to be in the Air Force both in the past and present. We walked out of the museum having total respect for all those involved in the Air Force. We already had respect for them but this reiterated what they go through when at war.
Is There an Entry Fee?
It was free entry, however donations are gratefully accepted.
RAAF Museum Location
- RAAF Base Point Cook, Point Cook Road, Point Cook, VIC Australia
- It is approximately 29km, 30 mins from the Melbourne CBD
Check the times on the RAAF Museum website for their aerobatic displays and ensure you visit during this time. Don’t forget your photo ID to enter the RAAF base.
We thought the museum was a great place to visit. There’s not many free places you can visit that are set up as professional as this and educational. I recommend you visit here if you are into the history of the Air Force.
How Long Would I Spend Here?
This will depend on whether you are there to see the aerobatic display. How much history you read up on. If you are going to see the aerobatic display allow at least an hour.
I would love to hear of your experience at the RAAF Museum or if you have any other places that you recommend I should explore.