Frequently Asked Questions
The Experience – Three museum rooms with photos and all types of artifacts from commerical aviation history. Working hangar with three NAHM aircraft-DC-3, Martin 404 (walk through), Lockheed Constellation (walk through), Moonliner II and American Eaglet. On the east ramp our L-1011 TriStar is viewed from the ramp.
NOTE: L-1011 IS NOT CURRENTLY OPEN FOR TOURS
Are Museum tours available?
Yes! Daily walk-in tours of the Museum,including the Aircraft, are available from Wednesday through Saturday 10am-3pm. Special member-only tours, and pre-scheduled group and school tours are available by reservation. Special-Feature tours of the Airplanes as well as Mobile and Audio Tours are coming soon!
Is the Museum accessible to disabled people?
Public areas of the Museum, including the Hangar and main gallery, are accessible to visitors in wheelchairs. Although the aircraft do not have wheelchair accessibility, the Museum is currently in the process of developing informational exhibits for each Aircraft throughout the Hangar. A wheelchair is available at the Front Ticket Counter in the Lobby. This is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Is photography permitted?
Yes, visitors may take photographs throughout the Museum. We ask that you do not use flash (light flashes deteriorate artifacts). Flash photography within the Hangar is allowed. Portrait/bridal photography is allowed inside the Museum, with a reservation and fee. Please review the Museum Guidelines for additional information about photography.
How do I become a Museum member?
It is easy to become a Member! You can become a Member at any level, by clicking here.
How many guests may I bring as a Museum member?
Each Member is entitled to invite guests to events, classes and featured exhibits based on their level of membership. To see how many guests you may bring, please see Membership levels.
I would like to donate to the Museum. How do I make a donation to the Museum?
Thank you for your support! There are many ways to support the Airline History Museum. Please click here for more information, or call 816.421.3401 to discuss your gift to the Museum.
May I volunteer at the Museum?
Please join our dedicated team of volunteers! The Airline History Museum is volunteer-run. Depending on your time and level of experience, we have volunteer openings for many positions! Please visit the Volunteer section of the website for more information.
Can I have a private event at the Museum?
The Museum facility is available for events, from small gatherings to full-Hangar concerts. We have three areas to choose from: The Hangar, the Main Gallery, and the Founder’s Room.
Members of a certain level receive a discount on facility rental, as well as private parties in the Museum. Other types of events such as breakfasts and luncheons are also available. We have a trio of special events facilitators available to help with arrangements, including catering, lighting, staging, sound, and special decor.
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Are strollers allowed?
Yes, strollers are allowed in all public areas. However, strollers are not permitted on the Aircraft.
Can I touch the exhibits? What about the Aircraft?
The Airline History Museum is in the process of creating a fully interactive Museum experience over the next five years. There are interactive components throughout the Museum, and more coming every month! We invite you to aide in preserving aviation history for future generations—so please do not touch the artifacts themselves.
Can I bring art supplies into the galleries?
Pencils are allowed in the galleries and are available at the Front Ticket Counter. Other materials including paint and ink are not permitted unless they are part of a Museum-sanctioned program, or the Museum grants written permission.
May I use my cell phone in the Museum?
Cell phone use is restricted to the lobby and gift-shop area.
Is smoking allowed?
No, the Airline History Museum, and surrounding area is a smoke-free campus.
Is parking available?
Parking is FREE.
Parking is located on the South side of the Museum and is accessed off Lou Holland Drive.
Where is the front entrance located?
The front entrance is on the East side of our building/hangar.
From the parking lot, walk toward the fence on the ramp, turn left and follow the path along the fence line which ends next to the Main Entrance.
Is there an ATM on property?
There is currently no ATM located at the Airline History Museum.
We do accept cash, money orders, Travelers checks, business/organization checks, MasterCard and Visa.
What are the dining options available at the Museum?
The Airline History Museum does not offer dining options at this time.
Do you do appraisals of aviation artifacts?
No, we do not do appraisals for any reason. You should look in your local telephone directory for appraisers.
How long does the Airline History Museum tour take?
The Airline History Museum tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.
Do you have a Museum Store?
Yes – you can enter and shop in the Airline History Museum Store without paying admission fees.
Can I host my event there?
Yes –The Airline History Museum hosts a number of events each year from small breakfast and lunch gatherings to large gala events. For more information on Facility Rental, please contact the Museum.
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Is there public transportation to the Airline History Museum?
Sorry – not at this time.
Can I bring my dog?
Pets are not allowed at the Airline History Museum with the exception of guide dogs.
Can I bring a picnic?
We do not allow food to be brought into the Airline History Museum.
Can I park my plane on the ramp at the Museum when visiting?
Yes you can.
The Airline History Museum is located at Hangar 9 at the Charles B. Wheeler Kansas City, Missouri Downtown Airport (KMKC). Contact the ground control upon arrival and we are located on the Southwest corner of the field. Tower controllers will give you progressive taxi instructions for parking. We do ask that fly-in traffic contact the museum in advance so we can get you through the gate from the ramp.