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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
Phone Number: 8 8947 2145
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Ranked #5 of 93 things to do in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Owner description: A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Visiting the Aviation Museum brought back many memories. I spent 30 years in the aviation industry and seeing the variety of aircraft was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the B52 Bomber and the Ansett memorabilia

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A B52 Bomber on display, inside? Yep, they can do that, along with other aircraft and wrecks of aircraft that were shot down in the Darwin area during WW2. It is my understanding that this center is run by volunteers and as such it is very well done. There is plenty to see with regular screenings of documentary type videos... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Excellent displays and very informative panels. Take time, but try the cooler weather, it can get quite warm inside. The gift shop has a wide variety of low cost souvenirs, I would recommend you get any of your Darwin gifts for friends/family from here. Staff a very friendly. small entry fee.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Loved it, very interesting plenty to see. Lots of aircraft covering many many decades. Loved the Tiger Moth. Very historically interesting as well

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Katherine, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Took my dad and SO here; both plane fanatics who had a great time. Having now been twice I THINK i have seen everything - but I am probably wrong. There is so much to see in this old hangar that you really need to take your time. I would suggest going in the dry; my visit in December was... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The various historical displays, from B52 bomber to other historical jet fighter from World War & memorabilia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I visited here whilst working away. The museum is in a great location, just off the Stuart Highway and very easily accessible. There are a number of great exhibits which pay homage to the air history of Darwin and broader Northern Australia. It was great to marvel at the B-52 and it's sheer size and payload capacity. Even better is... More 

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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We were told by the locals to come here and we weren't disappointed. You walk into the huge hanger and are met by such an assortment of flying machines. Even the old control panels in the back corner were amazing to see, glimpse of the computer age way back then.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

With Snoopy in a jet fighter and an enormous B52 you can't go wrong! We all enjoyed a good look around here. Lots of planes and a couple of helicopters. I liked the F111 and the Mirage. Also intrigued by the old fridge made into a Qantas jet. Lots to look at and a good little shop/cafe attached.

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Palmerston, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I visited this museum about 6 years ago and again recently. Not sure what the museums agenda is but I can't say I was all that impressed second time round. yes they have added a F111 but what is with all the ex civilian buckets of rubbish doing clogging up the place. Maybe management need to grow some balls and... More 

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