The bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942 is a seminal historical event for the city, and visitors will bump into this story continuously. However, this experience will bring... read more
The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on...
The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.
It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history.
The Defence of Darwin Experience opened on 18 February 2012, which was in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.
Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide visitor with an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience which extends beyond the physical walls of the precinct 'hub'.
The Defence of Darwin Experience is fully airconditioned inlcuding a gift shop and cafe.
The Darwin Military Museum is only a step outside of the Defence of Darwin Experience, providing visitors with a different experience: artillery pieces; vehicles, uniforms, firearms, models and paintings and much more.
The Darwin Military Museum is the original military museum which was established from the 1960s by the Royal Australian Association of the Northern Territory.
The Darwin Military Museum is continuing to expand by adding more exhibitions to further educate visitors of Northern Australia involvement in WWII.
Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Military Museum has formed a large World War II precinct at East Point. Visitors can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities.