In May of 2022, the museum will re-open its doors in a brand new purpose-built state-of-the-art building prominently located on Wellington Ave. – the main entrance/exit road for Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.
Upon entering the museum, under the majestic figure of a Tiger Moth hanging overhead, visitors begin exploring the Richardson Gallery of Flight.
Visitors will be guided by the story of flight across western and northern Canada through 14 immersive galleries, including 22 aircraft and a rich selection of artefacts. The galleries highlighting Manitoba’s remarkable contribution to aviation history and the wonder behind the science of flight will inspire future aviators and inventors.
As the museum seeks to honour and commemorate Indigenous Peoples’ history and aviation in Western Canada, we share stories of Indigenous involvement in aviation across Northern Manitoba throughout the exhibits covering two floors of display space.
The museum will also feature:
- outdoor aviation plaza
- observation lounge
- kids’ zone for interactive play
- limited-time exhibits
- archive room
- volunteer collection management space
- museum store
- snack bar
- meeting rooms
- unique venue space for special events
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