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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 April 8, 2013

Excellent AV presentation and growing outdoor collection. Indoor stuff particularly impressive. Perhaps a bit expensive.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

There is so much to see at the defence of Darwin experience. It provides an insight into our involvement in WWII that most of us may not be aware of and will be quite surprised by. I really enjoyed the few hours I spent reading all the stories and information boards as well as touring the grounds where remnants of the war stand.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

a well set up and very professionally run facility. the exhibits are of a very high standard, this is something that should be on everyone's list of things to do in Darwin. my husband thought it was brilliant. there is a indoor museum and and massive outdoor display area as well with underground bunker displays too. make sure you go out into the garden. the bombing of Darwin video room ins chilling and may upset some people, the doors close on the room once the video starts so you can't get out. There is well stocked shop with many books and Dvd's related to Australia at war. A small cafe operates on site with sandwiches, pies and slices. the coffee comes out of a machine and it is a challenge for the staff to operate this ' monster', bare with them as the coffee ( beans) is worth the wait. clean and air-conditioned bathrooms.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

I recently attended the new and revamped Defence of Darwin Experience and Wow I was so impressed. Having attended the old one on several occassions I was extremely impressed with the new building and set up and extended ehibitions.
If you miss this attending this you are going to miss a huge part of learning about Darwin's Military history not just through Worl War 2 and the bombings but so much more.
I highly recommend allowing at least half a day if not longer if you want to linger and read everything to experience this worth while destination.

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

I loved the setup, very easy to follow, staff friendly and helpful. I needed more time to get to read everything. We were on tour so time was tight.

Thank Paul C
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