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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
8 8947 2145
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Ranked #3 of 43 Attractions 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

worth a look if your in the area, not over priced and have a good range of old aircraft. Great for kids

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a great place to immerse yourself in a little bit of history. Well priced and great for the kids.

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Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A great display , including world war two experiences , Darwin was bombed by the Japanese , it tells the story very well .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Being a pilot myself I really enjoyed the Aviation Museum, being able to get close to one of the biggest bombers (B52) in Military History was a awesome experience, besides the B52 there is a great deal of other aircraft packed in. I do recommend a visit by anyone interested in Aviation History

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Spent few hours here checking it out, interesting. If you're into reading up and experiencing a bit of history than I would recommend it. Was rather hot in bit airport hanger, if you can't handle the heat (An oldish lady there at same time couldn't) then probably best to go first thing in morning.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Was only told about this place by the taxi driver - we did not know it even existed! Spent a great couple of hours just wandering around the old planes, tanks etc. It was a very hot day in Darwin and the exhibition is housed under a tin roof so take some water with you! Has a shop with drinks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Having just spent $14 at the Darwin Defence museum, well worth the money, I was a bit disappointed with the Aviation Heritage Centre, the same price. The B-52 was awe inspiring and lots of interesting planes. But it would be great if they had some interactive displays. Maybe a replica cockpit that you could climb into to get a feel... More 

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Emerald, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Situated on the Stuart Hwy , this Centre is easy to find. We caught the No.8 bus from City Centre to it for $3pp. Entry was around the $22pp from memory. I am not really interested in Aviation, but Hubby is - and to my surprise - I really enjoyed it. Lot's of history here, I did learn a lot.

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Tralee, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Easy to find on Stuart highway near airport 14 dollars in B52 looks fab Many other aircraft ,engines and bits and pieces too Recommend this one Free parking

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Wonderful afternoon spent here, very informative, must do attraction in Darwin. Easy to find just off Stuart Hwy. B52 is awesome.

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