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Darwin Aviation Museum

557 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
+61 8 8947 2145
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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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“bomb bay” (14 reviews)
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557 Stuart Highway, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
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+61 8 8947 2145
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Great visit, loads of informatio, dvd's and displays and wonderful section on womens aviation. Very economical and wonderful to see history up close and personal.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

The over whelming feature is the B52. The museum is well layed out, and there is so much to see. The staff here are wonderful. A taxi will cost you $25 and the bus $6..take the bus.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

This museum has a great collection of military aircraft of which the highlight has to be a huge B-52 bomber which takes up almost the whole shed.

Thank CGT867
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

Well worth the visit just to see the huge American B 52 Bomber . Lots of other interesting planes and aviation related exhibits.

Thank trio10
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

A really interesting museum capturing some of the extensive aviation history of the northern parts of Australia. A really interesting mix of planes on display including a number from the WWII conflict from both Australian and Japanese forces. The huge US bomber on display is...More

Thank Brad A
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The BIG attraction is the B52 bomber with which visitors can get very close to, including viewing the flight deck. Supported by Mirage and an F1-11 plus much more. Significant history on the Bombing of Darwin. Allow at least 3 hours. Public transport to and...More

Thank Bevan H
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

The museum is well laid out considering the amount of planes on display under cover. The B52 is amazing to see and the smaller planes are well presented as well. The information plagues are very informative and as the hanger isn't air conditioned, there are...More

Thank akelly184
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

A well-presented display of planes and historic information - fascinating! I learned things that I simply never knew, particularly about the WW2 impact on the Top End. My son was awestruck by the sheer enormity of the B52.

Thank Hatfia
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This was a very interesting place to visit, the history was great and the display was even better, also very good gift shop.

Thank gogirl1warialda
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

This place is a must for plane buffs. There is a great video intro as well as many models of planes used in WW2 on display & all sorts of motors & plane paraphernalia

Thank Poppy W
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Lorraine O
February 26, 2015|
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Response from Sue F | Reviewed this property |
Australian Aviation Heritage Centre Museum Address: 557 Stuart Hwy, Winnellie NT 0820, Australia Phone:+61 8 8947 2145 Hours: Open today · 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Lorraine O
February 26, 2015|
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Response from MingpanHobart | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lorraine, I believe it's 9 to 5 every day except public holidays. My partner is a real "flyboy" so really wanted to visit here, but I also enjoyed it. Also it's run by volunteers, so it was nice to support their good work... More
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