The Australian Gliding Museum at the Bacchus Marsh airfield is one of the area’s little-known treasures.  As part of the National Trust Heritage Month, 16th April-29th May, the Museum is mounting a display of model gliders and the history of gliding in Australia in the buildings and grounds of the historic Cottage and Forge.

Come and see large scale models of early gliders, including the ‘Lasco Lark’, ‘Grunau Baby’, and ‘Merlin’, and more recent types such as the ‘Kookaburra’ and ‘Boomerang’ with a supporting pictorial history featuring many rare photographs of gliding in Australia dating from 1929.

Weather permitting, a classic vintage glider will be on display in the grounds of the cottage and forge on 17 April 2016. Glider at BM Museum

Grunau Baby III

Grunau Baby III

"Slingsby T31b" housed at BM airfield.

“Slingsby T31b” housed at BM airfield.

Visit the display on Sunday 17 April between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm for a glimpse into the world of gliding past and present.  Members of the Gliding museum will be on hand to answer your questions and tell you about the joy of gliding.