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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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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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Wonderful and amazing collection!

Allow plenty of time for this one. There is so much to see! As well as the museum exhibits, you will have the jets taking off above you from the adjacent military base... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Treavor D
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Allow plenty of time for this one. There is so much to see! As well as the museum exhibits, you will have the jets taking off above you from the adjacent military base. Fantastic.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not very big, except the B52 bomber inside try and work out how they got it in there, a few wartime relics but worth a look.

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Accessable by the number 8 public bus from the city, but make sure you get off at the correct stop otherrwise its a long hot walk. The hngar is very crowded with exhibits, but well laid out. Obviously a lot of work has gone into the place. The military exhibits do relate more to Australian avition history rather than just... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Darwin. More 

Dubbo, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful Museum and we learnt heaps about Australias and particularly Darwins experience in WW2. I was really impressed with the exhibits and the size of the planes.

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our Musuem we are happy that you now have a better understanding of what happened in Darwin all those years ago. More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed looking at all the exhibits, well worth the visit. Lots of planes Helicopters, war planes, engines. Very interesting.

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit we are glad you enjoyed your time with us at the museum. More 

Mount Barker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A most enjoyable visit. $10 dollars each as Senior Citizens was a reasonable cost and the Aviation Heritage Centre is truly worth a visit. ( we actually visited twice it was so interesting). The B52 takes your breath away. I remember as a boy in England seeing B52s flying overhead, but to stand under the giant wings carrying 8 engines... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to take in our display and we are glad you got the most out of your visit. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We weren't quite sure what we might find at the Aviation Heritage Museum, but it had been recommended to us so we thought, what the heck. It exceeded all expectations! Not only are the aircraft impressive, there's plenty of detailed historical information, which fills in so many gaps about Darwin in WWII etc. Of course there's the B52, and the... More 

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Gwelup
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of few places in world where you can get close and personal with HUGE bomber. Donated to museum after lots hard work by enthusiasts. Can stand (or sit) inside one section of plane to watch movie about that. Plenty of other aircraft to see. I liked the plane fridge and the Rutan Long-EZ. Over 4800 miles in one go... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and we look forward to seeing again. More 

Belmont, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Full of history related to the Northern Territory and World War II, it really opened my eyes up to what happened our Australian soil in those times. The museum itself could be laid out a lot better, to guide the visitor through more effectively, but the collection is great

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of both NT and general aviation history. Good detail on War Time Darwin and the Japanese bombing.

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