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“Amazing display”

National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Newhaven
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Reviewed October 28, 2011

A hangar completely filled with helicopters, trucks, tanks, guns and a sound and light show illustrating Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war.

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Reviewed October 18, 2011

My family and l recently visited The National Museum, what an extensive display of memorabilia from the Vietnam conflict. There is so much to see and take in at the museum. With the staff Vietnam Vets they are more than equipped to answer any questions you may have and are incredibly dedicated people. I must say the impact the exhibit has left on myself and family is one that will stay with us all for many years to come. Highly recommend you take the time to call in.

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Reviewed February 24, 2011

Located in Phillip Island, the National Vietnam Veterans Museum is definitely worth checking out. The video is captivating and the display pieces are incredible ranging from planes to jeeps and photos to letters. Some of the letters are emotional. The photos are good as well. If you want to learn about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, make your way to Phillip Island and check out the Museum.

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Reviewed February 17, 2011

There is a lot to see in this museum but the best place to start is over in the back corner where they have a hologram display that tells the story of how Australia became involved in Vietnam & what happened over the next 10 years.

While there is a guided tour option I prefer to take a look around by myself. There is a range of hardware on display including my first up close with a tank & the first time I have seen a cobra helicopter.

Other displays include the actual wooden balls used in the draft & walls of honour to the fallen. There are also many displays about the different units that served in Vietnam. All are amazing but the story that stood out for me was the Tunnel Rats & the conditions they have to fight in.

Out the back there is a memorial garden & an open hanger with a helicopter & canberra bomber in the early stages of restoration.

On the way out there is a gift shop with a range of items from different units for sale & a cafe for a drink & bite to eat

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wackywalton, Volunteer, Committeeman at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

The "National Vietnam Veteran's Museum"at Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria, is undergoing massive changes, a complete restructure of the exhibits is underway as well as their placement within the Museum. It shows what the men and women who served in the Vietnam conflict, (both Military and Civilian) went through during that time. It is NOT a War Museum, but simply shows what happened during that period. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays there are guided tours at 10.30am and 1.30pm on these days and "Info Wands" are available at the front counter for those who wish to escort themselve around for a cost of $2.00. We are a "Not for profit" organisation and all monies go back into the running of the museum. School and Club Groups are more than welcome.

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Reviewed October 6, 2010

We recently attended the National Vietnam Veterans Museum for the first time and it has left an indelible mark on us both. A simply astounding display of memorabilia pertinent to Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam Conflict. The staff and guides are Vietnam Vets and you can’t help but admire these men who fought and returned from that conflict and are now prepared to share with us just a little of what it was like to be there. The Centurion Tank and the Cobra Gunship are simply awesome as is the Huey Fuselage and the amazing array of weapons, photos, clippings etc. The light & sound show features a holographic narrator and is dispersed with real footage & sounds from Vietnam. Do yourself a favour and honor the men & women who’s lives were changed forever by the Vietnam conflict and spend some time here. Souvenirs, memorabilia & books are available on site & the Nui Dat cafe serves food and "the best coffee on the island". Well done to the group of volunteers who bring together this fantastic museum. 10 out of 10 on all counts.

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nvvm, Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 15, 2010

Thank you very much for this wonderful review. We are very proud of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum (NVVM) and are dedicated to the preserving and displaying of all our exhibits, both large and small, that accurately detail the history of Australian involvement in the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.

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