Royal Flying Doctor Service Visitors Centre

The museum is a collection of historical and contemporary photographs and written material showing the work of the Royal Flying Doctors Service (RFDS). There are also various exhibits such as radios (including pedal radio), medical equipment and aviation instruments. A former RFDS Queenair aircraft is on display and is a highlight of the museum. A film "A Day in the Life of the Flying Doctor" is also shown half hourly.

Address: 
1 Junction Street, Edge Hill, Cairns, QLD
Tel: 
0740535687
Hours: 
8.30am-5pm Monday to Saturday, Closed Sunday and Public Holidays
Admission: 
Adults $5.50, children $2.75, students $2.75, FOC tour leaders and teachers (maximum 2 tour leaders or 3 teacher/parents. Family $16.50
Facilities: 
Wheelchair access, souvenir shop, theatre (50 seats), guided tours, special membership
Collection: 
Estimated 200 items
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Items

Radio transceiver

Creator:
A.H. Traeger
Description:
Valve operated radio transceiver.
Date:
1943

Radio console

Creator:
Codan
Description:
Radio console previously used by school of the air.

Medical chest

Description:
Chest containing medications, dressings, etc.

Aircraft

Queenair

Queenair
Creator:
Beechcraft
Description:
Former Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft, set up as in flying condition.
Date:
1978-92

Pedal radio

Creator:
Alf Traeger
Description:
Radio receiver, morse code sender and decoder.
Date:
1929-40 (approximately)