I didn't know this museum existed, until a few nights before our visit to Sidney, when it was featured on a television programme. Great, since we're going to be there, might as well check it out! We did. Not disappointing at all. Staff were amused to learn of how we found out about the museum.
Hard to say if there were any highlights. It was all a highlight, especially going to the restoration hangar. All planes are beautifully restored. Of course, as our friendly, informative guide pointed out, there's always more to do and they'd love to expand. Will you come back, when we do? He asked me.
As a pilot and aviation instructor, he had been a founder of the Snowbirds and was able to give us tremendous insight into his world. One he holds very dear.
There's an area dedicated to the Avro Arrow, another to the Snowbirds. It's all a wonder and worth spending time there. It went by very quickly for us. We hadn't got time, therefore, to go to the gift shop. On another visit perhaps.
The volunteers and those who've helped make this place a reality, have done an excellent job.
After an informative few hours, it was well past time for lunch. Our guide recommended the former aviation diner as a place to grab a bite of very good food. It was a fitting end to the afternoon.
Thanks Badger. We will be back.
*Wheelchairs can get around most of the areas inside the museum, but they won't be able to mount steps to see inside planes, for obvious reasons.
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