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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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If in Darwin don't miss seeing the B52 Bomber.

We really enjoyed our morning at the aviation centre. It was displayed well with plenty to see. The B52 Bomber was massive. Had a great little souvenir shop as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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West Wallsend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed our morning at the aviation centre. It was displayed well with plenty to see. The B52 Bomber was massive. Had a great little souvenir shop as well.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting place, we spent several hours at this museum very informative displays, staff at the desk very helpful, would recommend this museum to any body that has an interest in WW2 aircraft

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you enjoy history you will enjoy this place I took my 90 year old dad here and we both have a good time

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent display of many interesting aeroplanes including a B52 bomber, and various WW2 planes. There was good documentation which added human interest to the displays

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent displays, spent all afternoon here, could have spent all day. Full accurate information provided, friendly helpful staff.

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Great Western, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For people into planes I am sure this place is off the charts. I only went to keep a brother in law and 3yr old amused. Lots of planes and well written information with them. If you are not into the war or planes then I would say you could give this one a miss.

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I found this to be one of the best places to visit. The history of aviation and in particular the second world war was great although not limited only to that period. The displays complemented the war museums display. You must see both to appreciate Darwin's sacrifice. Helicopters, fighters, bombers you name it and it was on display. Don't miss... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Even not knowing much about planes, etc. this is a place to learn. The size of these aircrafts is astonishing and no picture will ever give them justice. We spent several hours at this museum and was time well spent as we throughly enjoyed it.

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very Interesting information about our history and plane stuff can spend a couple of hours here they do offer a discount for seniors as well and if you want to do helicopter flights here that can be organised lots of souvenirs can be bought here as well.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great museum with loads of items and aircraft. Great to see the B52 and the F111. Also loved the Ansett section! Well worth the visit and has a nice gift store when you walk in.

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Additional Information about Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
Phone Number: 8 8947 2145
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Northern Territory  >  Top End  >  Darwin
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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