Following the recent COVID-19 announcement around reducing restrictions, we are pleased to announce that the Aviation Heritage Museum will reopen on July 1, 2020.
While we are extremely excited to be opening our doors to the public again, there are a few things you need to know in advance. We will have some new processes that all visitors need to adhere to, and this may take a little longer than previous visits. However, these processes are practices are to ensure the safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.
Entry into the Aviation Heritage Museum
Please note that we will:
- Have socially distant markers outlining where people are to stand at the entry point while waiting in line.
- Be taking the temperature of each visitor into the museum.
- Be encouraging cashless payment for transactions.
- Have a self-serve hand sanitiser station at the entry.
- Have restricted access to the museum gift shop at any given time.
- Have some displays not accessible due to COVID-19 restrictions.
It is at the discretion of the Aviation Heritage Museum, that we may decline entry if any visitors refuse to follow the guidelines set out or have cold and flu like symptoms.
During your visit at the Aviation Heritage Museum
Help stop the spread of coronavirus by keeping your distance. Wherever possible stay 1.5 metres apart.
Practice good hygiene, especially after bathroom use.
Our gift shop will have limited numbers allowed through the space at a given time. Due to the museum being run by volunteers the gift shop may be closed on occasions if insufficient volunteers are available.
Exiting the Aviation Heritage Museum
To keep socially distant, we will have a new designated exit via the side door of the Southern Hangar. Please follow the signs to the temporary exit.
Continue to practice good hygiene, by washing your hands or using hand sanitiser after you visit.
Spread the word that the Aviation Heritage Museum is officially open to all your family and friends.
Tours and open cockpit days
While the museum is reopening on July 1, 2020, we still won’t be operating our cockpit and aircraft tours for the time being as we can’t adequately ensure safe physical distancing due to the confined spaces of some of the aircraft.
Tours, along with virtual reality and open cockpit days will be on hold at the moment until we receive further health advice regarding the operations of these types of activities.
However, tour gift vouchers can still be purchased to be used at a later date as recipients have 3 years to use the voucher from the date of purchase. Head over to our online shop to purchase your gift voucher today!
While the entry and exit experience may be a little different, we endeavour to make it a great day out for visitors of all ages and can’t wait to show off our amazing collection of aircraft and aviation artifacts which make up Western Australia’s rich aviation heritage.
We thank everyone for their patience as we navigate this time of change and look forward to seeing all our visitors. Should you have any questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (08) 9311 4470.
Aviation Heritage Museum Management