The group of dedicated volunteers behind Wyndham’s B24 Liberator Memorial have achieved a lifelong goal by officially receiving museum accreditation by Museums Australia (Victoria).
The accreditation means the B24 Liberator Memorial will join 75 other collections accredited as official museums in Victoria.
Wyndham City’s Tourism and Major Events portfolio holder, Cr John Gibbons, congratulated the group on their achievement.
“The B24 Liberator Memorial was established in 1988 by a group of ex-RAAF personnel who wanted to honour the air and ground crews involved in B-24 operations in Australia during WWII. They have sent countless hours restoring Australia’s only surviving B24 Liberator bomber,” Cr Gibbons said.
“30 years later their efforts have been recognised with this special accreditation. To become accredited as a museum with Museums Australia, groups are required to spend three to four years developing procedures and policies to meet strict standards, making this an exceptional achievement.”
“Housed at the Werribee Satellite Aerodrome, the B24 Liberator Memorial is a much-loved tourist attraction for Wyndham. The amount of effort and passion that has gone into this project is evident to anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting the museum.”
“The founders of the B24 Liberator Memorial had always envisioned that it would be formally recognised as a museum, so it is my pleasure to congratulate all of the volunteers behind this project on achieving this goal.”
“I’m sure this latest chapter in the memorial’s history will be the continuation of many good times and it will continue to draw history hungry crowds for generations to come.”
The B24 Liberator Memorial Australia is located at Farm Rd and Princess Highway,
Werribee, Victorian and is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
For more information visit www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/directory/b-24-liberator-restoration-australia.