Western Australia’s laid-back, city of Perth has gorgeous weather, endless stretches of white sandy beaches and a care free vibe that instantly makes any traveller feel welcomed. A cosmopolitan city with a plethora of activities, all vying for your attention; it’s safe to say you won’t be bored in Perth. Event venues and good accommodation can be found around the city, such as the contemporary hotel, COMO The Treasury, Perth, and several art galleries hold exhibitions all year round.
History buffs, and even those who were never intrigued in aircraft, will be fascinated by the wonderful displays at the Aviation Heritage Museum. The Museum was created and continues to be maintained by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Association of Western Australia with the help of the community. The amazing displays include a large collection of military and civilian aircraft, as well as replicas of aircraft that have served in the RAAF.
Around 30 aircrafts and over a thousand artifacts cover the history of civilian and military aviation in Australia, and almost all of it came through volunteers who donated as well as helped to design the displays. The exhibits are placed in such a way that they follow the evolution of aircraft, from the WWI planes to present-day passenger jets. For a small fee, there are special tours which can be booked on request. The “Inside Lancaster Tour” is a tour of the restored WW2 Lancaster bomber.
Discover what it was like, fly this unique craft as you climb inside; the tour provides detailed descriptions of the mechanics and working of the aeroplane. Included is a description of each crew member’s role and duties. Only two visitors are allowed at a time during each tour, so the entire tour is much personalised and lets you really enjoy the moment. From the mesmerising displays to the delightful gift shops, the Aviation Heritage Museum is definitely a great spot to check out on your next journey to Perth.
Caleb Falcon is a travel writer who specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.