We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum

Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Ingham Road | Garbutt, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 4752 1712
Website
Book In Advance
More Info
US$70.08*
and up
Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking History Tour with Optional City...
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 35 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Very interesting and informative. Good collection and well presented.

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Steve N
,
Canberra, Australia
Add Photo Write a Review

35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 35: English reviews
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve N
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
121 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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air conditioned on a hot day, the original barracks are chock full of historical photographs, war memorabilia, historical documents, photos of the air base during the world wars.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.

Helpful?
2 Thank BelC0001
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
2 Thank sutto1974
Queensland, Australia
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Thia S
Level Contributor
103 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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.

Helpful?
Thank lynden_d
Moncton, Canada
Level Contributor
1,402 reviews
868 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,260 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
4 Thank JGDynamo
Western Australia
Level Contributor
249 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Helpful?
3 Thank Remlig
Creswick, Australia
Level Contributor
107 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
3 Thank Paul F
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Helpful?
1 Thank Westozie
Carlsbad, California
Level Contributor
447 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

We drove to the museum and were greeted at the door by a young male volunteer guide. We hadn't expect a guided tour but we got one. There were lots of displays, uniforms, medals, photos and model planes. There was also an interesting room where radios were displayed and outside there were several aircraft and parts of aircraft from various... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank DarylJ552

Travellers who viewed Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum also viewed

 
Townsville, Queensland
Townsville, Queensland
 

Been to Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Australian Air Force Townsville Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?