Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

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Located at the original working base, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum allows visitors to learn all about the activities and history of the RFDS in the most engaging way. Learn the experiences of patients, doctors, nurses, pilots and engineers, and why the RFDS is essential for those living in isolated outback areas.

Take a journey through time as you view a display of model planes used by the RFDS over the decades. Step inside a replica of a Pilatus PC-12 aircraft to see what it’s like to be a patient. See the range of previously used radios to get a feel for communication prior to the invention of telephones, and view a display of medical equipment used by the RFDS in years gone by. Meet Alf Traeger and Nurse Kathy through interactive technology, and let children learn through interactive games and digital artwork.

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The most impressive attraction at the museum is John Flynn the hologram. Founder of the RFDS, Reverend John Flynn is brought back to life in a pioneering life-size hologram, to tell the story of how the RFDS began. This must-see attraction is one of very few life-size human holograms in the southern hemisphere.

Purchase a souvenir before you leave in the Doc Shop which sells official merchandise. All profits from the shop and the museum assist with the upkeep of aircrafts and medical supplies for the RFDS.

The museum is open from Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, and Sundays and public holidays from 1pm-5pm. The final tour is at 4pm.

https://www.rfdsalicesprings.com.au