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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 #2 of 41 attractions in Darwin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wow it is bigger than it looks, so much history in this place and the different aircraft are brilliant. The B52 is amazing such a massive plane, they have an F111, Tiger moth, Spitfire and so many more. It has a video the B52 and also the Bombing of Darwin which I don't think a lot of people really knows... More

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

In the hanger, there is a huge B-52 and you can go inside the belly to watch a video. They also have a video on the cyclone and lots of other planes to look at. Well worth a visit even if you are not an aviation buff.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Not just an aviation museum. This is ruely a heritage centre with aircraft on display that serviced Darwin and the surrounds. The centre is home to a B-52 Stratofirtress that dominates the display through its sheer size. One aircraft that caught my eye was a Westlands Huey helicopter that was used by the Australian Navy and saw service on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wow. The B52 is unbelievably huge. It is amazing to check out its bomb bays and cockpit. There are lots of other WW2 planes and even a beautifully restored F111. Lots of great videos on the bombing of Darwin. Catch bus 5 or 8 out for just $3.

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South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This Centre was a real gem! The planes were well set out, particularly the awesome B52. In addition, the historical details of the 1934 Air Race from England to Australia were most interesting indeed. One visit is not enough by any means!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very in formative. Could do with a bit more detail about women's contribution and indigenous contribution. How about a B52 simulator?

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The museum contained many interesting exhibits including Australia's only B52 and a number of wartime relics from the bombing of Darwin. Highly recommended.

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had a great morning wandering around. Very interesting and informative place. I was keen to see the B52 and it didn't disappoint.

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SYDNEY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Typical Aviation Museum. Very good if you are into old aircraft. Needs a cafe instead of a coin operated coffee station, especially for spouses who might like to sit and read while husbands look around. Souvenir shop had plenty of stuffnto look at

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

my husband and i spent over 2 hours here…so much information and history..loved our visit..we had hire car so easy to get to for us..

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