Grubby Fingers Museum Guide


Looking for an Air Museum, Transport Museum or Military Museum in Australia?

Here is a list of Australian air museums, military museums, naval museums, transport museums and car museums. They are organised by State so you can find something near where you are.

Click on any of the names and you’ll be taken to a page with contact details and a brief look at what they have on display as well as a link to their own website so you can see what they have to say about themselves too.

If it's a museum I've visited personally, there will also be an attached photo gallery of my own pics. Many of the exhibits I've visited will also have walkaround galleries in the walkarounds section of this website.

… or elsewhere?

There is also an overseas section, at the end of the local listing, detailing museums I have visited outside Australia. Likewise, there is a photo gallery attached to each entry.


This page was last updated 20 July 2022

Australian Museums


Aviation Historical Society of Australia


Australian War Memorial Canberra


Australian Aviation Museum, Bankstown (CLOSED PERMANENTLY)

Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour

Australian Motorlife Museum, Wollongong

Camden Museum of Aviation, Camden

Chrysties Museum, Tocumwal

Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum, Evans Head

Fighter World Aviation Museum, Williamtown

Finley & District Historical Museum and Log Cabin

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - HARS

Junee Roundhouse Museum

Museum of Fire, Penrith

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum

National Motor Racing Museum, Mount Panorama

Powerhouse Museum, Darling Harbour

QANTAS Heritage Collection, Sydney Airport

RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre, Wagga Wagga

RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra

Temora Aviation Museum, Temora

Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum, Tocumwal


Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin

Central Australian Aviation Museum, Alice Springs


The Australian Army Flying Museum, Oakey

Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, Cairns

The Beaufort Restoration Group, Caboolture

The Beck Museum, Mareeba

Caboolture Warplane Museum, Caboolture

The Hinkler Memorial Museum, Bundaberg

Milne Bay Military Museum - Toowoomba

QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, Amberley

RAAF Museum, Townsville


Classic Jets Fighter Museum, Parafield Airport

South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide

Lincoln Nitschke Aviation Collection, Greenock

Woomera Rocket Range Museums, Woomera


Airways Museum, Essendon Airport

Ansett Museum, Hamilton

Australian Army Museum, Bandiana

Australian Gliding Museum

Australian National Aviation Museum (Moorabbin Air Museum), Moorabbin Airport

B-24 Memorial Restoration Fund, Werribee

Ballarat Aviation Museum, Ballarat

Ballarat Tramways Museum, Ballarat

Bendigo Tramways Museum, Bendigo

Friends of the Anson Museum, Ballarat Airfield

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, East sale

Lake Boga Flying Boat Museum, Lake Boga

Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

Melbourne Tram Museum, Hawthorn

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip island

Nhill Aviation Heritage Centre, Nhill

Shepparton Motor Museum

The Old Aeroplane Company, Tyabb

RAAF Museum, Point Cook

RAAC Memorial and Tank Museum, Puckapunyal

TAA Museum, Airport West


Aviation Heritage Museum of WA, Bull Creek

Beverley Aeronautical Museum, Beverley

Museums Outside Australia

Limited list of Air Museums, Transport Museums or Military Museums I have visited outside Australia

I occasionally get to visit museums overseas from Australia. When I do I try and take as many photos as I can to share here on my website.

As I do with the local establishments, I take a set of general photos of the overseas museum along with detailed walkarounds of subjects of particular interest to me. These walkarounds are available as separate galleries in the walkarounds section of this site.

CZECH REPUBLIC: National Technical Museum, Prague

FRANCE: Le Bourget Air Museum, Paris

GERMANY: AUDI Museum Ingolstadt

GERMANY: Deustches Museum, Munich

GREECE: Athens War Museum

SINGAPORE: Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum,

USA: Flying Leatherneck Museum, San Diego,

USA: Palm Springs Air Museum, California

USA: San Diego Air and Space Museum, California

USA: San Francisco Maritime Museum, California

USA: USS Midway Museum, San Diego

USA: Wings and Rotors Air Museum, Murrieta, California