History at the Airport

Avro Anson Museum

The Friends of Avro Anson Air Museum is located at the Ballarat Airport and houses an early model Avro Anson that is currently being restored. The museum is housed in what used to be a gym used by American soldiers, and attracts a wealth of international aviation, history and airplane modelling enthusiasts.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: Ballarat Airport, Mitchell Park

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: FREE

Ballarat Aviation Museum

The Ballarat Aviation Museum, located at Ballarat Airport, is home to an incredible collection of aircraft, engines, radios, cameras and aviation memorabilia.

The Museum was established in the 1980’s and has accumulated a great collection of aircraft, aircraft engines, radios, aerial photography equipment together with aviation memorabilia.
Featured exhibits include a very rare Walter rocket motor from an Me163 Komet, Link Trainers, a Mignet designed “Flying Flea”, an Iskra jet fighter, a Wirraway, a Ligeti Stratus and a host of other interesting items.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: Ballarat Airport, Mitchell Park

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: FREE

Ballarat Engine & Machine Preservation Society

The Ballarat Engine and Machinery Preservation Society celebrates the huge legacy of Ballarat’s industrial past.

Over Ballarat Heritage Weekend, the club will display engines and machines produced by many of the factories of our town. Make sure you check them out at the Ballarat Airport.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: Ballarat Airport, Mitchell Park

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: Free

Vintage Vehicles

The Air Force Association – Ballarat branch, Ballarat Morris Minor Club and Scuderia Ballarat Sports Car Club – along with a range of interested individuals will be housing an incredible Vintage Vehicle display at the Ballarat Airport.

On display will be various vehicles, including military vehicles, motor bikes and more – as well as a sausage sizzle provided by the Military Brotherhood, music by the Sing Australia Choir and refreshments in the Hut 48 rooms.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: Ballarat Airport, Mitchell Park

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: FREE