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“A fitting tribute”

National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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$150.56*
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Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Newhaven
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

My wife and I happened to come across the National Vietnam Veteran's Museum when visiting Phillip Island. The Museum is easy to find, like most things on Phillip Island. A very welcoming reception when we arrived by the man at the entrance counter and then it was into the displays. The Museum is a large and comprehensive display of all types of memorabelia relaiting to Australia's military involvement in the Vietnam War. Dispalys include weapons, equipment, medals, uniforms and a large collection photos. There are also several large displays based on aircraft and vehicles. You can also make your way out to the back of the Museum to view what must be the ultimate example of a "Men's Shed" where you will find several "works in progress: based mainly on future aircraft and vehicle dispalys. A very well run museum and a fitting tribute to those who have served. The newspaper article display showing the pictures of the 500 who made the supreme sacrifice is very sobering. Recommended.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The video is well worth watching - very interesting. Even though most of our group was the generation that experienced this period in our history, it gave us a chance to relive some of the events during this time.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

where do i start? as soon as you enter the door you are greeted by friendly staff,myself and 3 others went to visit the museum on Australia day and were welcomed immediately, we were giving an Australian flag each and had the offer of a personnel tour which i wish we did,but we didn't .We ended going in,there is so so much to see and read,the fact you can touch the uniforms that the Aussies wore was so surreal,the whole place and the story's you read are incredibly moving,the 3d projection was so interesting to watch,i was glued to the screen,the fact you could stand beside a giant tank or one of the helicopters was awesome i stood there in awe to the size of some of the vehicles .This was definitely on of my favorite places during my stay at phillip island,i highly!!! recommend visiting here,it was well worth the money.

Thank bree l
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

Well laid out place, maybe not so much a place to take the kids but for adults and/or Vietnam vets it is very interesting.

Thank Janey J
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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We spent about 3 hours here and easily could've stayed longer. Allow at least 2 hours to visit. This venue provides an informative display of what went on in the Vietnam war. It is excellent for both adults and children - there are no gory photos - so it is child-friendly. The displays were of excellent quality and have been collected and maintained by dedicated volunteers.

For mine, the best display / feature was the 'movie' which is located in the back left corner. Wow. Not sure what technology is used but the narrator looks totally 3D and appears to be moving amongst the scenes he speaks about. He gives a good account of the realities of the Vietnam war and details some of the high profile incidents such as the Battle of Long Tan.

This venue is a credit to those who run it and is well worth the visit.

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