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Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is located near Lake Hamilton, and was built in honour of Sir Reginald Ansett, the founder of the Australian transport empire formerly known as Ansett.

The Museum is dedicated to the transport and tourism pioneer Reg Ansett, who commenced his transport business in Hamilton, Victoria in 1931.

Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum – Hamilton, Victoria

The museum is based in the Ansett company’s original aircraft hanger, which has been relocated to Hamilton and displays a collection of over 1000 objects from throughout the history of Ansett Airlines. It is therefore not surprising that one of the centre pieces at the Museum is a Fokker Universal plane quite similar to the very first Fokker that Ansett purchased, in addition to a Studebaker, the car he used to get to Ballarat back in the 1930’s.

Visitors are also treated to memorabilia that includes the company’s official documents, first prospectus and various records kept by the then-budding transport empire. The Boeing 727 wheel on location is symbolic of the advancements that have been made in both air and road transport.

With a full set of flight attendant uniforms available at the museum, visitors can get a feel of what determination, grit and hard work can do in transforming a single man’s dreams.

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is open from 10am to 4pm daily except on Good Friday, Anzac Day and Christmas Day. There are car and coach parking spaces, disability access and public toilets on site.

Address
Cnr Ballarat Rd & Riley St
Hamilton, VIC

Operating Hours
10am to 4pm

Phone
(03) 5571 2767

Ticket Prices / Admission
Adults: $10
Children: $8
Concession: $8
Families: $20

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