Exhibition and Shows

28 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023 Once Only Event

One of the most iconic objects in the Powerhouse collection, the Catalina flying boat Frigate Bird II will be presented in a new exhibition that tells its story launching on 6 October. A new perspective will be presented which will highlight the scale of the aircraft, and allow its impressive engineering to be examined up close.

The exhibition will include new acquisitions from the Taylor family, including a thermos flask that Taylor used to transfer oil to the failing engine on the doomed 1935 flight, a selection of photographic images from the flight, a navigation instrument set, a handcrafted photograph album presented to the crew in Chile, flags flown by the Catalina in Australia and Chile, and the remnants of a uniform cap destroyed by the aircraft’s propeller during wild conditions departing Easter Island on the outward journey.


Family Friendly Non Smoking Parents Room Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

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Free Wifi


Free Entry

Event Dates

Once Only Event

28 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023

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