THE MUSEUM'S ROLE

Spitfire Replica

THE MUSEUM’S MISSION STATEMENT

 
The Museum’s mission is to collect, conserve, display and research Australian aviation heritage with special emphasis on Western Australia for the enjoyment and education of the general public.
 
The mission statement is the singular defining factor of what and why the Museum collects what it does. It defines why we are here, what our purpose is and who we serve. It permeates and defines every work group and activity in the Museum.


The Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia has five main roles


  • COLLECT, CONSERVATION AND DISPLAY

    The Museum was created to collect, conserve and give a home to aeroplanes and other artefacts which make up Western Australia's rich aviation heritage. The Bull Creek Collection is only one part of the collection. Other parts are held by the AFA club, administration buildings and various estates within RAAFA (WA Division)


  • EDUCATION

    The Museum's displays help to tell the story of our aviation history and heritage. In addition, the Museum caters specially for school groups with tours and in-service courses for teachers


  • RESEARCH

    The Museum has built up an extensive collection of documents including books, magazines, collection of newspaper articles, photographs, models and other research resources. They are used by Museum staff and the general public in preparing displays and publications. All of the Museum’s resources are available to anyone interested in researching aviation history


  • PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

    The Museum encourages the public to use its facilities for special events, school and special group visits. It is an interesting place for local, national and international tourists to visit and is available for special functions such as photo shoots, films and documentaries


  • COMMEMORATION

    The Museum is the focus for many RAAF Association commemoration activities and some displays commemorate the achievements and sacrifice of Air Force personnel in war and peace. The Spitfire replica mounted at the entrance to the Memorial Estate and in front of the Museum is a symbol of this commemorative role