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John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery
Cloncurry, North West

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07 4742 2778


John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery in Cloncurry commemorates the work of John Flynn and the beginnings of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The museum is a three story venue which also celebrates the contribution from Fred McKay and Alfred Traeger.

It was at Cloncurry that the Royal Flying Doctor Service was established in 1928. Flynn's choice of Cloncurry was based on its proximity to the mining camps and scattered pastoralists, all of whom were poorly served by any kind of medical services.

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John Flynn Place houses an excellent overview of the Flynn legacy. The museum's display moves progressively from an image of outback conditions at the turn of the century to the history of Flynn himself. It includes some interesting personal memorabilia and explanations of how the whole Flying Doctor system worked in the early days.

The Radio Galley is a tribute to amazing work of Alfred Traeger, the inventive genius who gave a voice to Outback Australia, through the pedal radio. A valuable art collection is on display in the Fred McKay Art Gallery, which displays winners of the Ernest Henry Art Show and temporary exhibitions.

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Property Details


  • Access Without Assistance for the Disabled
    Non-assisted Access
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet


  • Walking

Other Information

Children are welcome.

There is access for guests with a disability.

How To Get There:
Coming from Mount Isa / Normanton: Once in Cloncurry heading along the Highway (Ramsay Street), turn left into King Street, and then right into Daintree Street (second street along).
Coming from Julia Creek / Winton: Once in Cloncurry heading along the Highway (Ramsay Street), turn right into King Street, and then right into Daintree Street (second street along).

Having a stopover in Cloncurry is a must for anyone travelling on the main highway from Brisbane to Darwin. The 'Curry', as it is affectionately known by locals, is 122 kilometres east of Mt Isa and 400 kilometres south of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Few places in Australia can claim to be as influential in shaping Australia's identity as Cloncurry. Birthplace of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and destination of the first Qantas flight, it is a town that celebrates outback life the true Australian way.

Entry Costs

EntryCostValid FromInclusions
Adult$10.50   01 Jan - 31 Dec 14    
(Aged 5-16)
$5.00   01 Jan 14 - 31 Dec 15    
Concession$8.00   01 Jan - 31 Dec 14    
Family$29.00   01 Jan - 31 Dec 14   Two adults and up to four children.

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Map of John Flynn Place Museum and Art Gallery
King Street
Corner of Daintree Street
Queensland 4824 Australia

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