Developed in 1974 from a small collection of naval aviation relics and five obsolete RAN aircraft by a very energetic team of Navy volunteers, the Fleet Air Arm Museum has grown to be a vibrant regional museum and an important aviation museum.
Now containing over 25 aircraft and numerous aviation artefacts, the museum describes the history of naval aviation in general, as well as the development of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.
Volunteers are drawn mostly from the local community and former Navy personnel. The museum boasts a 6,000 m2, two-storey exhibition centre, souvenir shop, café, function centre, theatre and airfield viewing platform.
The museum’s verandah overlooks the historic airfield at HMAS Albatross which has served the RAAF, the USAAC, the Royal Navy, the RNZAF, and the RAN since it was established in 1941.