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“Defence of Darwin Experience”

Defence of Darwin Experience
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Ranked #4 of 127 things to do in Darwin
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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 February 21, 2014

An excellent museum. As my father was in Darwin during WW2 it had extra significance for me but it is a part of our Australian history that everyone should be aware of.

2  Thank JudyB2795
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"vietnam war"
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"east point"
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"bombing raids"
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"pearl harbour"
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"gun emplacements"
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"australian history"
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"second world war"
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"short film"
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"personal stories"
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"air raid"
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"an eye opener"
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"well worth the visit"
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"on display"
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Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Well worth the visit to the museum and good value for money. Lots of different areas to explore. Set aside a good three hours to have a good look around.

1  Thank hotchi63
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

If you are found of military and WW II story ,this is your option while in Darwin, especially during wet season.

1  Thank 385charlie
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Reviewed February 8, 2014

Loads of history here and when my father in law visits I will return with him he will love it! Its very interesting!

1  Thank kaz011273
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Reviewed February 3, 2014

Although it was a sweltering hot day when we visited, the interior displays were very well airconditioned. The film showing the re-enactment of the bombing was very good. So much history unknown to me, and I'm an Australian.Remarkable!

3  Thank JPH66
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