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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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Really worth a visit. Darwin has so much to offer to Australias aviation history. The sight of the B52 is breathtaking.! Staffed mainly by volunteers this museum captures our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Really worth a visit. Darwin has so much to offer to Australias aviation history. The sight of the B52 is breathtaking.! Staffed mainly by volunteers this museum captures our strategic place in the world being so far from everywhere.

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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was our second visit and it was more awesome than the first particularly the B52 bomber. There were a lot of new exhibits and we also watched the transfer of some of the exhibits including a Tiger Moth under its own power to the RAAF Base for the open day. A must see for any aviation minded person.

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Mindarie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The b52 is so big it will not fit into a photo. Climb the steps to look into the cockpit of the b52 and the sabre fighter and the Apache helicopter. Good cafe and books

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The volunteers who run this facility need to be congratulated. They are enthusiastic and knowlegable and the display is well done given the harsh enviromnment they operate in. The outstanding sight is just the sheer enormity of the B52. It dwarfs the other aircraft and occupies nearly the whole hangar. The number of other exhibits just demonstartes the size of... More 

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Thank Ralph T
Ravenshoe, Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful display of all things about aircraft and those who fly them. Lots of historical notes. More interesting, I think, to men than to women.

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Port Augusta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The history presented was excellent. I cannot believe we were not taught more about this history in our own backyard while attending school.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife accompanied me to this awesome little museum and she is so happy she did as she learnt so much about the bombing of Darwin etc... But the main attraction is the B52 sitting there in all its glory, it's so big she didn't realise she was under a wing looking at other smaller aircraft 😊 Gift shop and... More 

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Thank Shardon2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice crosssection of Australian Avaition and the B-52 alone makes this worth the visit. There are only two in museums outside North America

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

Thank you for your visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally amazing attraction so many aircraft in one place. Great for young people and older people not just plane enthusiasts

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

Thank you for your visit we are glad you found lots of interesting things to look at. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot to see and explore including B51 and F1-11 and interesting stories and video of the bombing of Darwin in WW2.

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

Thank you for visiting us just to let you know it's a B52 enjoy the rest of your stay in Darwin. More 

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