Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum

Family Fun, History & Heritage, Things To Do Hamilton

The Sir Reginald Ansett Transport Museum is based on the Ansett Company’s first aircraft hangar. The Centrepiece of the display is a Fokker Universal aircraft, similar to the one used on the first Ansett flight in 1936.

Other memorabilia includes documents from the early days of the Ansett Empire. Of particular interest is the company’s first prospectus which sets out the capital required and proposed development of the company.  Items, like a Boeing 727 wheel, graphically illustrate the rapid advances in flight and road transport operations.

The museum now has a complete set of flight attendant uniforms and an array of smaller items to keep the nostalgia buffs busy for quite some time.

The museum is located on the shores of Lake Hamilton and within easy walking distance to the town centre, a caravan park and motels. It has toilets and barbeque facilities and ample parking for cars, coaches, and caravans.

The museum is operated by an incorporated association and offers a tax deduction status for gifts and donations over $2.