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Defence of Darwin Experience
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed March 24, 2012

The Military Museum has added a much needed interactive display on the bombing of Darwin plus a theater running a continuous movie on the bombing, which is excellent.

Outside the building are old guns and tanks which are good to see. Also there is a smaller building, which used to be the old museum, which houses uniforms, guns and other related artifacts on WW2.

Overall an interesting visit.

You will need a car to get out here as the bus doesn't go out here and to walk it from the main road is about 3 -4 km.

Price is $14 to get in for adults.

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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Fantastic, take the trip out to have a look. The new but is only 2 weeks old and It has guys and gals from WW11 telling you there stories of how it all happened.

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Reviewed March 23, 2012

Not my thing to stare at history, but thanks to how this is setup it was a pleasure. Lots of interactions with the power of technology (projectors, touch screens etc). Very well laid out with plenty to see outside with good information that's easy to understand, plus many historical keep-sakes that will appeal to different personalities. I had no idea about the bombing of Darwin (shhhh!), but once I left I felt like a local.

Only 4 out of 5 only because the theatre was out of action so I couldn't review it, but I must have been apologised to my technical crew about 20 times for it not working. They were getting it working whilst we were there.

Will come back again next visit to complete the above. Very well done.

1  Thank haddakombi
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

Found this while taking a drive so called in. Good displays and information. Interactive displays as well. Loved the individual stories on the interactive displays.

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Reviewed March 16, 2012

Definitely worth a visit to learn a bit about the bombing of Darwin. The video display was quite well done, but not overly informative. Lots of bombs but not exactly an educational.

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