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“A Must Visit Attraction in Broken Hill”

Royal Flying Doctor Service, The Bruce Langford Visitors Centre
Ranked #1 of 40 things to do in Broken Hill
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Come and visit the RFDS Visitors' Centre, named after local benefactor the late Bruce Langford. The Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre combines a museum, theatre and gift-shop, with interactive displays showing the history of the Service, as well as tributes to the doctors, pilots and flight nurses who work for us,the many community groups and benefactors who support us. So visit us now and...Tour a working RFDS Base. Enjoy a talk by our tour guide. View the aircraft in the hangar. Watch a unique film in our 44 seat theatre. Shop for special souvenirs. Explore the Mantle of Safety Museum. Today, Flynn's dream is a vibrant reality, with 23 Flying Doctor Bases and 66 aircraft around Australia. The Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill Base, Bruce Langford Visitors' Centre is unique because it is one of the few working Bases, located at an airport that is open to the public daily. Visitors can tour the Base and explore the Mantle of Safety Museum which showcases over 88 years of remarkable outback history. The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a charitable organisation. We rely on the generosity of the community to continue our life-saving work. All proceeds from admissions and merchandise sales go towards the purchase of new aircraft and vital medical equipment.
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125 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“A Must Visit Attraction in Broken Hill”
Reviewed 21 April 2014 via mobile

We found the staff friendly, knowledgable, experienced and clearly dedicated to the RFDS. We enjoyed the short guided tour of the facility and found the video shown in the small cinema and the museum of real interest.
We even enjoyed spending a little money in the gift shop - pleased to be able to make a small contribution to an essential outback service.

Visited April 2014
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Vancouver
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49 reviews
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“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Most people have heard about the Flying Doctor Service but this place really opens your eyes about the extent of the service. The tour was very interesting as was the video and museum. The guide was able to answer all our questions as she'd worked for the service for many years. There is a small charge for the tour, video and museum but it's well worth it and goes to a good cause. The gift shop has a fascinating selection of books - just wish I could have bought more of them!

Visited March 2014
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melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Recommend a visit to here.”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

Staff in the gift shop were very helpfull. Alex our guide for the tour of the facility was very knowledgeable and happy in her job.

Visited April 2014
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Broken Hill, Australia
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1 review
“Great place to visit”
Reviewed 18 March 2014

Just visited today and had a great time!! The staff were all very friendly and willing to answer questions and have a chat. The video and tour were great (Alex did a fantastic job) and it is well worth going to check it out, you won't be disappointed.

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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130 reviews
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“Excellent half day tour”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

I don't know where to start.
For what the Flying Doctor Service does, you cannot put into words.

You need to go and see for yourself, there is a charge to get in, but the money goes to a worthy cause

Visited February 2014
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