The Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada (RAMWC) opens its doors for the first time since its relocation from a converted hangar.

Back in 2018, the museum's lease of its previous location on Ferry Road had expired which sparked the conversation to find a new building.

After taking just over two years to complete the construction of the new home of the air travel museum, on May 21, the RAMWC welcomed visitors for its grand re-opening at its new location on Wellington Avenue just outside of the International airport.  


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The building is said to be climate-controlled and 86,000-square-feet to ensure it is the perfect environment to maintain the condition of the artifacts on display.

Gilles Messier, a member of the museum's curatorial team, is excited for people to learn about the unique aviation history that Manitoba has to offer.

"Manitoba has an amazing aviation heritage that I think a lot of people aren't aware of," Messier told the press. 

He uses the Stevenson Field as an example, the predecessor of the Winnipeg International Airport and Canada's first international airport.

The RAMWC also aims to honour and celebrate Indigenous People's history and has incorporated their involvement with Manitoba's aviation heritage.

The museum contains 17 captivating and participative exhibits that guests can experience and enjoy.