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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

Most of the displays at this museum seemed to be in rather ordinary condition, but if you are into planes and/or military history, then you could definitely wile away a couple of hours here. The B52 Stratofortress is amazing, mainly because of its sheer size. Almost none of the planes are complete, but they are still interesting, and you get... More 

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Interesting displays, good for aviation lovers, good history of Australian pilots, very big B-52 inside.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Aviation is an interest of 2 of our family and our 12 year old girls weren't so keen on the idea of visiting. We all appreciated seeing the huge B-52. Truly awesome!The overall display and number of aircraft is good. A bit of a revamp in the labelling would refresh some of the displays. We spent about 45 minutes on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved it totally, loved the great displays, great to take the family, I could of spent a lot more time there, loved seeing what they went through and very different to what we have today.The equipment they used, and the planes were amazing, I was just disappointed I never had my 2 ten year old boys with me, they would... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Try not to visit in the middle of the wet season as it gets very hot in the shed where the exhibits are. Lots to see and do and of course the B52 Bomber. Food available and also Helicopter joyrides too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

On my second visit I saw details that I had not seen before. I enjoyed the fact that you could really get up close to the exhibits. The video presentation for the B52 is actually shown in the open bomb bay of the B52. Gives a good history of Darwin and the involvement of the air force in Darwin in... More 

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