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Defence of Darwin Experience

5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 9702
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5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
+61 8 8981 9702
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This should be stop on any visit to Darwin. The museum is well done and being on the historic east pointe adds to the incredible story of wartime Australia. Definitely make a visit.

Thank damstrat
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting well maintained museum. Consists of outdoor exhibits and indoor air conditioning touch screen interactive info.Definetly worth a visit to learn about the history of Darwin...

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 3 days ago

So much to learn about the defence of Darwin, and the people who were there at the time. A truthful account.

Thank audreykeirnan
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was very impressed with the Defence of Darwin experience the exhibits were well put together and the audio visual really brought home the scale and horror of the attack. Very educational definitely worth a visit.

Thank jzpz
Reviewed 4 days ago

This WWII museum has many war artefacts, but is a 'must-see' for the bombing of Darwin exhibit. This excellent multimedia exhibit explains in detail Darwin's own 'Pearl Harbour' from Feb 1942. Fascinating for locals and visitors alike.

Thank VinceDarwin
Reviewed 4 days ago

Excellent museum. You can spend hours there if you look at everything. Found it extremely interesting and well-organised.

Thank EF1949
Reviewed 6 days ago

There are so many original pieces on display here including the large gun bunkers built in WW2 that you get the feel of the times during the war. The movies and displays inside are also very interesting with many personal stories of locals and their...More

Thank DJ 2
Reviewed 6 days ago

Ive been wanting to do this for a while and glad i finally did. There is a number of interactive displays and a very good simulation of the bombing that give you the felling of being there watching it. Lots of artifacts out the back....More

Thank Traveller_JohnR
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great experience and very well presented. The displays are well presented and informative. The theatre experience was fantastic. There is a lot of information to be read. It was well worth a visit. Need at least 3-4 hours to get through most...More

Thank Barry F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is well worth going too. Very well setup and great exhibition of older military firepower. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I'd suggest if you go here to allow at least 2-4 hours as you can get caught up reading a lot of what...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How far is this from the port where our ship will be docking
18 February 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
The Museum is approx. 15 kilometres from the wharf and as such too far to walk. Means of transport to the Museum are taxi or tour bus as there is no public transport to East Point
Barb E
What times is this attraction open at weekends?
21 January 2017|
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Response from Norman C | Property representative |
Hi The Museum is open from 10am to 3:30pm 7 days per week during the 'wet season' (now until 30th March)
How would we get there from the cruise port?
30 July 2016|
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Response from JvR-MvR | Reviewed this property |
You could take the hop-on, hop-off bus which goes right past the waterfront. You could also contact the museum. See details on their website: defenceofdarwin.nt.gov.au Hope this helps.