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“Great history lesson”
Review of Flying Boat Museum

Flying Boat Museum
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Lake Boga
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this place, who would have thought that this place had such important place in our history, well worth the visit, to learn a bit about what we did in the 2nd world war effort

Thank Graeme B
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"lions club"
in 18 reviews
"swan hill"
in 17 reviews
"wartime history"
in 5 reviews
"on display"
in 10 reviews
"world war"
in 7 reviews
"flying boat"
in 15 reviews
"short video"
in 4 reviews
"underground bunker"
in 3 reviews
"minute movie"
in 3 reviews
"static displays"
in 3 reviews
"run by volunteers"
in 4 reviews
"informative video"
in 2 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 7 reviews
"shores of lake"
in 2 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 6 reviews
"information boards"
in 2 reviews
"walking track"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't get to the service here, but came afterwards. We were given a welcome by two guides, given an insight into Lake Boga and the work that was done here. We were humbled by the amount of knowledge the two gentlemen had, the time and effort they went to, to make every visitor welcome, ensuring we saw and learned as much as they could possibly share with us. The Lions Club, and the volunteers are to be congratulated on what is here. Visit it please.

Thank Anne W
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Daryl A, Manager at Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your support of the Flying Boat Museum.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location right on the lake and what a magnificent Catalina Flying Boat in a relatively new massive shed, all hosted by the Lions. There are plenty of other things to look at besides the Catalina including engines and aeronautical instruments and amazing history of the lake and it’s relations with those flying boats. Before viewing the exhibits there is a very informative 20 minute video covering the why’s and wherefore’s of the flying boats and it’s relationship with Lake Boga. If you are interested in WW11 history then make sure you call in here. It’s about 14km from Swan Hill.

Thank Ray R
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

After a picnic lunch on the expanse of lawn overlooking the lake, we entered the museum. We were greeted by the two volunteers. After paying, one man offered to be our guide to give us an overview. After showing us a few photos on the wall, he ushered us a theatre, where we were shown a 20 minute movie showing the history of the Bega water plane repair facility. Yes, we were given a Jaffa at the start ... just like the old days !!
The volunteer then gave a display of the rotation of a stripped down rotary plane engine and left us to it. The complete Catalina was awesome to see, both to see it's size and the construction layout. The room was packed with many exhibits accompanied with photos and explanations.
What a superb facility that is being run by the Lions. Make sure you stop for a couple of hours.

Thank Malcolm A
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Daryl A, Manager at Flying Boat Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thanks for your review, I am glad your experience at our Museum was satisfying.
Look forward to catching up again

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

The flying boat (Catalina) museum has been thoughtfully and thoroughly put together. Well worth a visit from Swan Hill or Lake Boga. Don’t skip watching the DVD, it fills in the whole story and is very professionally done.

Thank Trentles C
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