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“Well worth a visit and it's free!”
Review of RAAF Museum

RAAF Museum
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Point Cook
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Reviewed 1 January 2014

Bring ID as this museum is on an actual air base. Well worth a visit, interactive exhibits as well as many aircraft. Great place to relive history and learn a thing or two. Young and old would enjoy the RAAF museum.

Thank lynn t
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The RAAF museum is housed at Point Cook (RAAF Williams) the first airforce base and training school in Australia. Entry is free and you can wander through the exhibits at your own speed with interactive displays, lots of information and a large number of aircraft across 5 hangars. They have everything on display from a replica 'box kite' the first aircraft to fly at Pt Cook thru to Phantom F4 and F111 fighters. Plenty of room to run around, take a picnic lunch and perhaps book a tiger moth joy flight... Well worth the visit and easy to get there

Thank ColinA640
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

If you are in the heart of the city, be warned this attraction is a fair drive or train ride out.
Recommend you allocate at least 3/4 of your day to get there and back.
The place itself is on an actual Air Force base, so be sure to carry photo ID (best bet is a driving license or passport), with you, as you will be asked for this at the gate (I managed to get away with presentation of one of my credit cards as ID).
Also be warned there is no café or food facilities on-site, so bring your own or be prepared to go hungry.
Displays and exhibits are fantastic and if you are a fan of aircraft weaponary, then you are in for a real treat, as they have rocket launchers, missiles and machine guns on display.
Museum staff are very friendly, helpful and obliging (lady at front desk helped us to get a taxi back to the station) and they have a small gift shop area as well, where you can buy souvenirs.
Though the museum has air con, some of the exhibits are outside and you have to walk to converted aircraft hangars to view them, so be sure to carry a bottle of water with you, to prevent de-hydration, as in summer, the sun can be very strong out there.
Now this is a key point, which the tourist leaflets fail to mention.
Travelling by train-nearest station is called Aircraft, which is on the Werribe line. However, it's almost impossible to get a taxi from this station, so I'd advise you get off at Laverton and hail a cab from there or make sure you take a taxi number with you beforehand, make sure your phone is fully charged and that you have an aussie sim card installed, unless you want to rack up sky high roaming charges.
The airforce base is at least 13 km from the station, so unless you are extremely fit, walking is out of the question.

1  Thank Londongeezer222
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

Point Cook is the site of the first Australian Air Force facility and is a fitting place for the RAAF to house and display their collection. The collection is historically important, and shows the development of the air force from it's first recognisances bi-plane and training facilities to the deployment and development of legendary and long lived F111.

What is most impressive about the facility is the enthusiasm and commitment of the staff and volunteers. They really are in tune with the purpose of the museum and are ever-eager to help and guide visitors.

Unlike many museums, the Point Cook RAAF museum is not just about still exhibits. They have an active workshop which builds replicas and maintains craft in working order for "live exhibits" at air shows. I am told the air shows are worth hanging out for - the next one is in January 2014.

It says much for the RAAF that it has been prepared to invest in its history and to share this publicly. I for one will be happy to support them with further visits and maybe take in an air show or two.

Thank Zalton101
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Reviewed 7 December 2013

A must visit if you like your aircraft a well laid out museum lots wonderful displays and charts the history of aviation in Australia so worth the drive from town probably about 30 minutes so not far would recommend

Thank Alan D
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