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Airways Museum

3041 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Victoria)

Address Essendon Airport, at the rear of Building 44
Edgar Johnston Lane 
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Air and Space (aviation, spaceflight etc.)
  • Typewriter, calculating and coding
  • Telephone / Telex
  • Radar
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio

Opening times
Tuesdays: 9am - 3pm and at other times by appointment.

Status from 04/2024
gold coin donation for individuals; $4 per head for group tours

Tel.:+61-3-9374 3905  eMail:cahs  


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Location / Directions
S37.722584° E144.895962°S37°43.35504' E144°53.75772'S37°43'21.3024" E144°53'45.4632"

The Museum is located near the Control Tower. Enter the Museum from Edgar Johnston Lane.

Note that the northern entry to Essendon Airport from the Tullamarine Freeway southbound leads into Wirraway Rd.

Pedestrian/Public Transport Access

The Museum is accessible by public transport from tram stop 57 on Matthews Avenue. Access via this route requires the climbing of a footbridge over the Tullamarine Freeway opposite Vaughan Rd.


This is aviation museum, but with one difference – there are no aircraft! Instead, the Museum houses a collection of national importance that traces the development of Australia’s civil aviation airways system through innovation and technical development from it’s beginnings in the 1920s to today. The story is told through artefacts and photographs, and illustrates how Australia has often played a leading role internationally in aviation development.

Major areas covered in the museum include

Air Traffic Services:
Tower Control
Approach Control
En-route Control
Aeradio/Flight Service
air/ground & ground/ground communications equipment
radio navigation beacons & radar
airport lighting & visual approach guidance
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