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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

If you are into aviation this is a good 'smaller museum' which has a B-52 Strato-Fortress 'Cold War' bomber. I have seen many more aviation museums in Australia and many of them have much more diversity and a larger range of exhibits. What was great about this Aviation Museum was it was very much about aviation in the Northern Territory,... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Brilliant and amazing display thats for sure. I was shocked by size of the B52 Bomber and how the other planes could fit under the wings of it. Well worth the visit

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This is a fantastic, a piece of Australian History, relics of the bombing of Darwin during WW2. Heaps of Japanese Zero parts on displays. Centre attraction is a full size B 52 bomber donated by the USA government. If you miss this whilst in Darwin you have missed a great part of Australian History and a great Aviation Heritage Centre.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Fascinating display, the B52 is just enormous. Lots of old planes to view, and interesting films to watch.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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