Civil Aviation Historical Society & Airways Museum


Building 44
Suite 1 Edgar Johnstone Lane


(03) 9374 3905

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The Airways Museum is an 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
  • Flight calibration of navigation aids

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Where Are We?

The Museum is located at Essendon Airport, Melbourne, Victoria, at the rear of Building 44.  Enter via Edgar Johnston Lane. Melway Map Ref 16 C7