TAVAS MUSEUM

                  Come and discover the dawn of aviation in Australia                  

Now you can visit the only museum of its type in Australia, just north of Brisbane at Caboolture Airfield.

With aircraft, engines and more from 1901 to 1933 and, of course, Australia’s only collection of flying WWI-type aircraft, this is a destination you can't afford to miss! 

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OF THE 13 AIRCRAFT INSIDE:

  • One can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
  • Three can’t be seen anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Two are the only aircraft of their type in Australia.
  • One is a full size replica of the first aircraft to achieve powered controlled flight – 2 years before the Wright brothers did.

THE MUSEUM ALSO HOUSES THE ONLY COLLECTION OF FLYING WW1 AIRCRAFT TYPES IN AUSTRALIA, INCLUDING:

  • A 100% accurate flying reproduction of the first ever true fighter aircraft of all time.
  • TWO flying aircraft that represent ones flown by Australian Aces during WWI.
  • A flying aircraft that is literally powered by a 100-year-old Le Rhône rotary engine

PLUS

The museum walls tell the incredible story of early aviation and Australia’s involvement in it. Plus one entire wall is dedicated to the most comprehensive and accurate list of Australian WW1 Aces, plus their personal details, to be seen anywhere in Australia.

And there are a number of fascinating videos and interactive elements for you to enjoy...
 

Note: This photo only shows half of the hangar and less than half of our aircraft. Explore the full collection plus our interactive elements when you visit.

Come and see all the TAVAS aircraft up close

Experience our unique museum at

HANGAR 106, EAGLE LANE, CABOOLTURE AIRFIELD.

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OPENING HOURS

Every Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm
(excluding Easter Sunday, ANZAC Day and Christmas Day)

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

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ADMISSION 

Adults – $15  Children (under 16) – $10

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DIRECTIONS

From the Bruce Highway, take Exit 152 for Bribie Island Rd.

The first road you come to where you can turn left is Aerodrome Rd.

Follow Aerodrome Road to the very end,
where it will veer 90 degrees right and become McNaught Rd...

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Follow McNaught Road almost to the end and take the third driveway on the left – the only one with a street sign ('Eagle Lane').

Drive ahead and usethe marked parking spaces.

Walk in to Hangar 106 for the TAVAS Museum. 

See you soon!