The museum is open from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm everyday (except Christmas Day). Click HERE for Admission Pricing
|Children’s University Program!
We are an accredited learning destination under the program, so bring the kids in with their passports over the school holidays. They’ll have fun with our questionnaires AND learn a lot AND earn passport credits – AND remember we are open every day over Easter!
| DHC-4 A4-225 Our Caribou is in its new home!
SAAM was very happy to have been selected by the Australian Military Sales Office as preferred applicant for DHC-4 Caribou A4-225. This is one of five Caribous that were parked at Oakley Army Aviation Centre, and were subject to a recent disposal tender to Australian Historical Aviation Organisations.
The aircraft was disassembled for transport to the Museum and stored until it could be installed in our new display hangar. It is now inside with the engines and horizontal tail surfaces re-installed, and will be displayed with the starboard wing left in storage so that the aircraft can be positioned close to the hangar wall to conserve badly needed space. The port wing, vertical tail surfaces and propellers will be progressively re-installed.
A4-225 was delivered to the RAAF in June 1965, one of 29 Caribous ordered between 1963 and 1971. It gave 44 years of service before being retired in 2009. It served with 38 Sqn Detachment A in PNG, where it was used to qualify crews in difficult tropical and terrain conditions before their deployment to Vietnam. It also served in natural disaster relief work – for example, relief operations in Townsville after Cyclone Althea in 1971.
More Photos HERE.
| Our new display hangar is COMPLETE!
We have started the difficult task of installing aircraft exhibits in it, including the Caribou, Sea Venom, Canberra nose section and the Wessex helicopter.
We will be moving more aircraft and some exciting new acquisitions in over the coming weeks and months.
The project was carried out by Ahrens Construction and is 50% funded under the National Stronger Regions Fund.
|Our F-111 Tours make a wonderful gift!!
This two hour tour is a great way to get up close and personal with the iconic F-111. One of our guides will take you on your individual tour of this great aircraft’s exterior and cockpit and explain its many features.
CLICK HERE for more information about the tour, how to purchase a Tour Gift Certificate and the booking procedure.
|South Australian Airmen of the Great War
(now available online!)
SAAM’s History Group produced this book with historian Chas Schaedel as an ANZAC Centenary project under the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program through the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
The book is now available on our website HERE. It is illustrated with a large number of photographs from Chas Schaedel’s collection, and identifies and details the service of over three hundred South Australians who served as airmen during the Great War.
Free copies of the book are available at the Museum for relatives of the airmen listed. Other visitors may purchase a copy in the Museum shop for $10 while stocks last, or you can order online from the publisher at www.avonmorebooks.com.