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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8947 2145
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A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited...

A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited here along with other military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin.

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It's surprising how much we are not taught about our history

Firstly, you will NOT see more than half of the exhibits and materials in this wonderful museum if you only give yourself 2 hours. More bombs were dropped on Darwin that on Pearl... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ross E
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, you will NOT see more than half of the exhibits and materials in this wonderful museum if you only give yourself 2 hours. More bombs were dropped on Darwin that on Pearl Harbour. This is more than a military museum, and there is a tremendous lot of reading and videos to absorb. More than worth the fee.

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Darwins history it largely and untold story. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited first week of October. Getting to see a real B52 was well worth visiting. The collection of aircraft isn't large but it's a well set up museum with well presented exhibits. I found it really interesting and spent several hours there. I visited on a hot 36C day during the famous Darwin build up but despite warnings about the... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and we look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Darwin. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place has a great collection of war planes including a B52 bomber and spitfire fighter also has a great film on the bombing of Darwin

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Can't believe that they got a full sized B52 bomber into the hanger, it is worth a visit just for that, but there is much more to see especially if you are interested in aircraft.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I dropped in to have a look & fill in an hour. i left 3 hours later amazed at the exhibitions & had my eyes opened to the History of Darwin

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Being the first time in Australia, not knowing much about Darwin's "aviation" history, this place is really worth visiting. No air conditioning, but the aircrafts you see is impressive. The B52 is really huge, and all the other "smaller " ones are impressive, too. Worth spending an hour there!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I must admit this was not high on my must do list but I ended up finding it interesting and glad I went. A lot of work has gone into researching the info on these planes, bombs, relics etc as well as writing some fascinating stories about the people who flew them. The massive B52 bomber leaves you speechless. You... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Love the history of aircraft- especially a chance to see the B-52 up close and theSpitfire- 2 of many highlights and insights to aviation during the war and those who were involved in the air .

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to us and learned some more of our history. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

If you visit Darwin you must visit this attraction purely to stand next to the only B-52 bomber in the Southern Hemisphere, its gigantic. There are many other planes inside the massive purpose built hanger. There are plenty of souvenirs in the shop on the way in and out. Plenty of shady parking, you will need at least two hours... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thanks you for your visit we are pleased you enjoyed our attraction while visiting Dawin. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This was a great find. How amazing to see such a collection of planes in the one place. Virtually nothing to enter but gave so much, the stories and artefacts were very educational and told a lot of history. Seeing a B52 up close and then seeing my all time childhood favourite plane the Spitfire really made it worthwhile.

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