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1934 Qantas Hangar Museum

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Published January 1st 2018
The Qantas Hangar, built in 1934, is in the middle of the Parap residential area. Between 1919 to 1946, there was also an airfield near the 1934 Qantas Hangar - the airfield is now the wide street of Ross Smith Avenue, Parap.



The 1934 Qantas Hangar survived Cyclone Tracy in 1974 and was extensively damaged after suffering a direct hit during the Darwin Bombing in 1942. The damage can still be seen in the north-east corner of the original steel frame.

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Qantas memorabilia


The hangar is home to the Motor Vehicle Enthusiasts Club Inc. Northern Territory (MVEC) and showcases a range of historical memorabilia.





From steam traction engines and locomotives to the first solar car, you will be taken back in time. There are some permanent displays here, such as steam traction engine "Margaret Rose", 1918 AEC truck, 1927 Thornycroft truck, 1989 B Model Mack truck and Dennis fire engines.

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Restored 1885 Steam Engine "Sandfly"


Not only cars and motors, you can also see a collection of petrol bowsers, old bikes, an automatic weather recording apparatus and a bomb squad robot. The two annexes off the main hangar area used as workshops, where members of MVEC can be found working on their vehicles and club equipment.



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hangar, 1934 Qantas Hangar, Qantas hangar, Darwin, free, museum, MVEC, motor club


No entrance fee applies, however, there is a box to place a donation. For more information about the 1934 Qantas Hangar, please call (08) 8942 4839.

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Why? Museum filled with old cars and motorbikes
Phone: (08) 8942 4839
Where: 22 Holtze St, Parap NT 0820
Cost: Free
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