The Australian Gliding Museum

– Preserving Australia’s gliding heritage –

Slingsby T-31b trainer

Who are we?

We are a Not-For-Profit Charity staffed and run by a 100% volunteer workforce.

Our funding is mainly provided through membership subscriptions and donations along with some grants for special projects.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life but many are active or retired pilots of both powered aircraft and gliders.

Our combined interests and skills allow us to:

What do we do?

We collect, preserve and restore vintage gliders, especially those significant to the development of the sport of gliding in Australia.  An example of a “before” and “after” scenario is shown below.

Schleicher K8B Fuselage Inverted & Uncovered
From this........
Schleicher K8B - flying again!
To this!!!!!

Where are we?

The Australian Gliding Museum is located in the gliding club precinct at Bacchus Marsh airfield, Parwan, Victoria.

There are three gliding clubs (Beaufort Gliding Club, Geelong Gliding Club and Melbourne Gliding Club) located on the airfield which together with use by a pilot training school and private owners makes the airfield a very busy place.

Entry to, and tours of, the Museum are available Tuesdays and Fridays (between 10am and 3pm) or by appointment.

Our mail address is PO Box 150, Bacchus Marsh   VIC   3340

How can you help?

The easiest way to assist us to conserve these vintage aircraft is to become a donor and/or become a member.

As we are a registered Deductible Gift Recipient, any donations over $2.00 are tax deductible. Receipts are provided on request.

Members usually receive two newsletters per year outlining what projects have been happening at the Museum and with interesting stories about our aircraft and their former pilots. An example of the newsletter can be downloaded here. Members also have the opportunity to attend courses in wood repair and covering airframes with fabrics.

Anyone wishing to apply for membership and/or make a donation  should contact our secretary for further information.

Information about upcoming events and other contact details can be obtained  from our Facebook page.

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The Australian Gliding Museum Inc.