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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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A must see for plane and war buffs (like my hubby and teen son), but still plenty of interest on display for the not so inclined, (like my teen daughter and myself!)

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A must see for plane and war buffs (like my hubby and teen son), but still plenty of interest on display for the not so inclined, (like my teen daughter and myself!)

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NSW
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

This museum was most enjoyable if for nothing else than the opportunity to experience the enormity of a B52. It was interesting to compare it with the fighter planes in the same museum. There were also numerous exhibits related to the history of aviation, mainly military but some civilian as well. They would keep the enthusiast absorbed for a lot... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This has to be one of Darwin's premier attractions - a real live B52 (and the Yanks don't give them to just anyone) and a wonderful collection of Territory aviation history. Lots of real aircraft and stories. Well curated and tended by enthusiatic and knowledgeable staff. A good shop and information counter too. Good for the children and grandchildren and... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, wish you could get in more planes to see more detail. Overall enjoyable and a good gift shop.

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Blue Mountains, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Well, if you want to see how big a B52 bomber is, the come along and you will be enlightened! It also gives you a comparison of how big the F111 and Mirage fighters are against this monster! The exhibits inside are very well looked after. there is quite a bit of info on the Japanese attacks on Darwin too.

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Very interesting collections of planes. I enjoyed some of the WWII artifacts. Wow, couldn't believe the size of the B. My husband is a plane nut and he couldn't get enough.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

If you are airplane mad like my husband you will really enjoy this attraction and the history about the bombing of Darwin is interesting

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Not really a aero enthusiast but I left most impressed with what was displayed. I suggest about 90 minutes to view. The Centre is located not far from the Darwin CBD on the Stuart Highway going south.

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Port Broughton, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We loved our visit to the Aviation Museum today. The history, the video and the planes especially the B52. Well done Darwin this topped off a great day learning about your history.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband is a military aviation nut. He loved it, I thought it was rather interesting. Worth doing just to check out the B52, it's huge.

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Additional Information about Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

Address: 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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