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Taking Flight to a New Location
We are pleased to announce that the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is moving to a stunning new location. Effective October 24, 2018, the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada closed operations at its Ferry Road facility and will reopen at its new location in late 2021.
The new Museum will be located on the Winnipeg Airports Authority’s campus on Wellington Avenue and within minutes of the James A. Richardson International Airport terminal. It will be a premier architectural attraction for the visitors who arrive in Winnipeg, and for the families and friends who meet them at the airport.
The new Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will contain both a foundation of history and a new mix of engaging and educational spaces that interpret the future of aviation and aerospace.
Royal Aviation Museum Construction Site, July 5 – October 27, 2020
We’d like to thank our visitors and all our stakeholders for their support and belief in our organization. This is a unique and transformational time in the Museum’s history.
This project would not be possible without the generosity of many funding partners including $10 million from the Government of Canada, and $10 million from the Province of Manitoba as well $17.5 million from the private sector.
On September 8, 2020, Executive Director Emeritus Shirley Render, and Museum Volunteer Gordon Crossley, were two of five individuals who were awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Historical Preservation and Promotion Award! “In every community, in every city and town, there are individuals who devote their time and expertise to preserving documents, creating historical studies, restoring or […]Read More
The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada was thrilled to learn that the Province of Manitoba would be providing a new endowment fund that will help make the Royal Aviation Museum financially sustainable into the future. On Friday, July 17, 2020 during a media conference at the St. Boniface Museum, Sport, Culture and Heritage […]Read More
Members of the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada will be attending a virtual Special Meeting and AGM on Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00pm and 7:15pm respectively. The Annual Report can be seen by downloading a pdf of the document here – Annual Report 2019Read More
Winnipeg, Manitoba (May 1, 2020) – The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada is very pleased to share that the construction of its new home is commencing on the campus of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, at 2088 Wellington Avenue. Having finalized a long-term (56 year) lease deal with the Winnipeg Airports Authority in […]Read More