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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
Phone Number: 8 8947 2145
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Description: A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited...
A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin.
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Great display of aircraft and memorabilia.

The AAHC presents a great display of combat and civilian aircraft, the most awesome display being the massive B52 bomber. It is impossible to comprehend just how huge this plane... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The AAHC presents a great display of combat and civilian aircraft, the most awesome display being the massive B52 bomber. It is impossible to comprehend just how huge this plane is without seeing it. The other aircraft on display include an F111, a Wessex Navy Helicopter, a Bell Cobra Helicopter - armed to the teeth, a Spitfire and a number... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This museum is very easy to find on the Stuart Highway and it is well worth a visit. Despite the overwhelming presence of the B52 the rest of the exhibits are not swamped. All the displays are very informative and the film about the bombing of Darwin is not to be missed.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Nothing to dislike. Great display and very informative regarding defence of Darwin against the Japanese.

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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The B52 bomber here, which is the only one on display in the southern hemisphere is just huge, very impressive and quite awesome. The F111 and the giant navy helicopter plus dozens of other exhibits is another must to see in Darwin. The work done here is all voluntary and everyone involved should be very proud of what has been... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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46 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I love planes and history and this place combines the two perfectly. Huge hanger with some civil but mostly military aircraft. Displays include a B52, Sabre, tiger moth, Spitfire, RAN Wessex helicopter and Cobra helicopter. Entrance fee adults $14.00. Plenty of parking for all size vehicles. You can wander around yourself. There is a shop selling cold drinks and aircraft... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Don't be deceived by the size of the building as the B52 stretches from end to end with all the other aircraft dwarfed by this leviathan. The bombing of Darwin video is worth watching and compliments other venues in town. There are enough other aircraft and displays to keep you interested and you don't mind paying the modest entrance fee.... More 

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Padbury
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The relevance at this time just before ANZAC Day was very moving. Thro volunteer staff on site were very knowledgeable and interested in a story of a family member who was involved in a forced plane landing in WA as she was being moved from Singapore just after it was bombed by the Japanese.

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Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was on my husband's wish list, not mine, however I still enjoyed the displays. The B52 is magnificent, but it wasn't the only one of interest. It does get rather warm in there, so take advantage of the fans and chairs dotted around the hanger. It is worth a visit especially as it allows you to get so close... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My husband in particular,loved this museum. It has a huge number of displays and lots of information on everything aviation and also a lot about the war. Some displays are aging and I guess with lots of money it could be spruced up a bit but it is by no means a necessity. We probably spent 2 hours in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Seeing the bomber B/52 I new it was big but never thought it was that big it was so awesome to go and see the museum and all the other planes and watching the video that they had on. .....on what happened in darwin wow

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