Welcome to the South Australian Aviation Museum
F-111 now at SAAM
Check out our F-111 gallery here. Updates & video to come
Engine Run May 2013
We hope that whether you are here to learn or reminisce, you will enjoy your visit to the South Australian Aviation Museum.
Call in any day between 10.30am and 4.30pm to see:
- Engine Displays
- Restored Aircraft
- Floor Displays
- Woomera Rocket Collection
- Aircraft in the process of restoration
- Audio Visual Presentations
- Museum Shop
SAAM also caters for group tours. Please call to enquire.
You can see much more when you visit. See the Location Map for prices and further information.
Jon Johanson's RV-4
Recent Display Addition
A group of people interested in aviation history and the restoration of aircraft formed the Museum in 1984. The Museum opened to the public in a garage behind the former Pier Hotel at Glenelg.
In November 1986 the Museum relocated to the old "SA Lion" Flourmill in Mundy Street, Port Adelaide.
In June 1990 the History Trust of South Australia awarded Provisional Accreditation to the Museum as the State's Aviation Museum. In 1991 the Museum assumed responsibility for the State Historical Aviation Collection then held by the National Motor Museum at the Birdwood Mill. This collection is now under restoration.
A turning point in the development of
SAAM was the acquisition of the RAAF Douglas C-47B, A65-114, now the flagship of
the Museum fleet.
Two further significant developments
of the Museum took place in January 1996. The Museum relocated to this aircraft
hangar on Ocean Steamers Road and SAAM was granted the privilege of displaying
the Government DSTO Woomera Rocket Collection.
In January 2000 the Museum was
awarded full accreditation by the History Trust of South Australia, making us
one of only six museums in the state awarded this recognition.
In April 2005 the Museum closed to the public in
preparation for relocation to Lipson Street. June 2005 saw the aircraft
relocated to temporary storage in the new workshop at Lipson Street. The main
hangar was then dismantled and re-erected at our new site. January 2006 saw the
aircraft reassembled and put on public display at the new aviation complex.
The Museum is a non-profit
incorporated organisation operated by volunteers. Membership is open to any
interested person subject to the approval of members. Membership application
forms can be obtained at the counter.
Donations of $2 or more are tax