Grubby Finger's Museum Guide

Grubby Fingers Museum Guide


Looking for an Air Museum, Transport Museum or Technical Museum in Australia or around the world?

Here is a list of air museums, military museums, naval museums, transport museums, car museums and other technical museums that I have been fortunate enough to visit. The Australian entries are organised by State, and the international listings are organised by country, so you can find something near where you are, or where you are going.

Click on any of the museum names and you’ll be taken to a page with their contact details, a location map and a summary of what to expect. There is also a link to their official website and contact details when available so you can see what they have to say about themselves too.

If it's a museum I've visited personally, there may also be a linked photo gallery of my own pics. At most of the museums I've visited I have taken copious photographs of the machines on display and I will have created individual Walkaround Galleries of many that are accessible through the Walkarounds section of this website.


This page was last updated 19 May 2024.

Australian Museums


Aviation Historical Society of Australia

Australian Capital Territory

Australian War Memorial Canberra

New South Wales

Australian Aviation Museum, Bankstown, 2014 (CLOSED PERMANENTLY)

Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour, 2004

Australian Motorlife Museum, Wollongong, 2014

Camden Museum of Aviation, Camden, 2014

Chrysties Museum, Tocumwal, 2014

Evans Head Heritage Aviation Museum, Evans Head, 2014

Fighter World Aviation Museum, Williamtown, 2014

Finley & District Historical Museum and Log Cabin, 2014

Historical Aircraft Restoration Society - HARS, 2014

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, Jervis Bay, 2020

Junee Roundhouse Museum, Junee, 2014

Museum of Fire, Penrith, 2014

Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum, Lithgow, 2014

National Motor Racing Museum, Mount Panorama, 2014

Powerhouse Museum, Darling Harbour, 2014

QANTAS Heritage Collection, Sydney Airport, 2011

RAAF Wagga Heritage Centre, Wagga Wagga, 2014

RAN Fleet Air Arm Museum, Nowra, 2014

Temora Aviation Museum, Temora, 2014

Tocumwal Historic Aerodrome Museum, Tocumwal, 2014

Northern Territory

Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, Darwin, 2014

Central Australian Aviation Museum, Alice Springs, 1991


Archer Park Rail Museum, Rockhamton, 2017

The Australian Army Flying Museum, Oakey

Australian Armour and Artillery Museum, Cairns

The Beaufort Restoration Group, Caboolture

The Beck Museum, Mareeba(CLOSED PERMANENTLY)

Caboolture Warplane Museum, Caboolture

Gold Coast Motor Museum, Upper Coomera, 2024

Gold Coast War Museum, 2022

The Hinkler Memorial Museum, Bundaberg, 2014

Ilfracombe Mile of Machinery Museum - Ilfracombe - 2023

Milne Bay Military Museum, Toowoomba, 2014

QANTAS Founders Museum, Longreach, 2023

Queensland Air Museum, Caloundra

RAAF Amberley Aviation Heritage Centre, Amberley, 2014

RAAF Museum, Townsville, 2014

Winton's Diamantina Heritage Truck and Machinery Museum, Winton, 2023

South Australia

Classic Jets Fighter Museum, Parafield Airport

National Military Vehicle Museum, Edinburgh, 2016

National Motor Museum, Birdwood, 2016

National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide, 2016

Peterborough Motorcycle Museum, Peterborough, 2016

South Australian Aviation Museum, Port Adelaide

Lincoln Nitschke Aviation Collection, Greenock

Woomera Rocket Range Museums, Woomera


Airways Museum, Essendon Airport

Ambulance Victoria Museum, Bayswater, 2021

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

Western Australia

Aviation Heritage Museum of WA, Bull Creek

Beverley Aeronautical Museum, Beverley

International Museums (outside Australia)

A list of Air Museums, Transport Museums Technical Museums, and 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.

Belgium: Atlantic Wall Museum, Oostende, 2015

Belgium: Military Museum, Brussels, 2015

Canada: Canada Air and Space Museum, Ottawa, 2016

Canada: Halifax Citadel Museum, Halifax, 2016

Canada: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax, 2016

Canada: Shearwater Aviation Museum, Halifax, 2016

Czech Republic: National Technical Museum, Prague

France: Le Bourget Air & Space Museum, Paris, 2011

France: Lyon-Corbas Aviation Museum, Lyon-Corbas, France, 2022

France: Museum of Agricultural Machinery and Automobiles, Salviac, 2022

Germany: AUDI Museum, Ingolstadt

Germany: Deustches Museum, Munich

Greece: Athens War Museum, Athens

Iceland: Icelandic Aviation Museum, Arkeyri

Iceland: Motorcycle Museum of Iceland, Arkeyri

Malaysia: Malaysian Navy Museum, Malacca, 2019

Malta: Malta Aviation Museum, Attar, 2022

Netherlands: Natinaal Militair Museum, 2015

New Zealand: Classic Flyers Museum, Tauranga 2020

Singapore: Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum

Slovenia: Ljubljana Railway Museum

Slovenia: Slovenian Museum of Technology, 2017

Switzerland: Flieger Flab Museum, Swiss Air Force Museum, Dübendorf, 2015

Switzerland: Pantheon Motor Museum, Basel, 2015

UK: HMS Caroline, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2017

UK: Ulster Aviation Society, Maze Long Kesh, Northern Ireland, 2017

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 Intrepid Museum, New York

USA: USS Midway Museum, San Diego

USA: Wings and Rotors Air Museum, Murrieta, California