Help us save Australia’s Aviation History

Qantas Founders Museum has engaged in two major projects which are vital to the preservation of iconic aircraft in Australia’s aviation history. We need your help.

Who Are We?

Qantas Founders Museum, located in Longreach, Queensland, is a not for profit organisation dedicated to telling the story of Qantas which began in Western Queensland in 1920. The multi award winning museum, which receives an average of 37000 visitors annually, has a wide and varied collection of exhibits, interactive displays, artefacts and aircraft including a Boeing 747, Boeing 707, PBY Catalina and DC-3. The museum also offers experiences such as tours of the Boeing 707 and 747, Wing Walks and Bristol Fighter and F-35 Jet Simulators.

The Projects

  1. Restoration of the Super Constellation

    In September 2014, Qantas Founders Museum purchased a Super Constellation in Manila to add to its aircraft collection and expand the Qantas story displayed at the museum. The Super Constellation was dis-assembled, cleaned and packed for transport in Manila. It arrived in Longreach in May 2017. Over the next 12 to 18 months, the museum will restore the Super Constellation in Longreach for display. Super Constellations are iconic to Qantas for providing their first regular round the world services.Donate to this project
  2. Aeroplane Enclosure Roof

    Qantas Founders Museum is the custodian of some of the most significant Qantas aircraft including the Boeing 747-200 Jumbo Jet VH-EBQ and Boeing 707-138B VH-EBA, the first Boeing aircraft purchased by Qantas. To ensure the preservation of our national aviation heritage for future generations to enjoy, Qantas Founders Museum will engage in a Multi-Million dollar project to build a roof to protect these iconic aircraft from the fierce Western Queensland sun and potential deterioration while at the same time providing a enormous canvas for Luminescent Longreach – a light and sound show that will utilise the floor, walls and aircraft in the new structure to tell how the past has created the future.Donate to this project
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How Can You Help?

DONATE! Every dollar helps! Qantas Founders Museum is a not for profit organisation. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Please visit the Donate to our museum page for donation options.

"To enthral and inspire all with the vision, determination and deeds of the Qantas Founders and those who have followed."