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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Pure history

All the collections are original, great museum, but quite far from city. Take a taxi from city center will be around 27 AUD.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is must do if you have any sense of history. Darwin has a interest aviation history and these ole fellas are a part of that. Massive area, gets a bit hot in there on hot days so if the heat worries you go early.

Thank Linton S
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the collections are original, great museum, but quite far from city. Take a taxi from city center will be around 27 AUD.

Thank Putu I
Darwin, Australia
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66 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always like coming down here. It is always great to see the B-52. There are some fantastic displays. It would be nice if it got updated a little. But it makes a good few hours.

Thank Frigid-Frozen-Aussie
Kununurra, Australia
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unlike many museums the Aviation heritage centre allows you to get up close and even touch many of the exhibits. There are few rope barriers or sheets of Perspex to separate you from the aircraft. Many of the aircraft are also in original rather than restored condition which I think adds to there mystique. My kids were awe struck by... More 

Thank Tindog78
Busselton, Australia
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a stinking hot humid day we visited the museum, the sheer enormity of the B52 bomber in relation to all the other planes is extraordinary when you see the little spitfires. Even if you are not a plane person, reading the history of darwin at war, seeing what the pilots war, reading about female pilots, walking up a flight... More 

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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this attraction mostly to see the B52. However the rest of the plane and exhibits were amazing. The only downside is the hanger had no air conditioning!!

Thank Katherine M
Perth, Australia
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298 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here 1st Jan 2016, enjoyed chatting with the staff about the planes on display and the importance of aviation to the defence of Darwin in WW2. As I wandered around it gave me a great appreciation of then and now. Nothing can prepare you for the B52..it is huge...like an earlier reviewer said, it might be larger than an... More 

Thank PAC6917
Adelaide, Australia
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106 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is actually a great museum,it wasn't to expensive or hard to find,or even over crowded! Like any museum you know what to expect,and this one is typical but.... it is well laid out with a huge display,the one thing that will stay in your mind is the shear size of a real 52 bomber from ww11. It is so... More 

Thank jeff k
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17 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After paying my entry fee wasn't advised anything about the attraction, what to see or where to go, so off I went blind so to speak. They had a mix of planes and a few helicopters. The only highlight here as far as I was concerned was the B52, its massive.

Thank hollydavid69
Perth, Australia
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70 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

As soon as you enter the area the first things that hits you is the immense size of the B52 bomber.. Then you take in the rest of the amazing exhibits that they have here. a great place to visit whilst in Darwin.

Thank Grabman

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