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Defence of Darwin Experience

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Address: 5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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+61 8 8981 9702
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The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on...

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.

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Money has obviously been spent on this attraction and to whoever made this funding happen I say a huge well done!!!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
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Bendigo, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Money has obviously been spent on this attraction and to whoever made this funding happen I say a huge well done!!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Firstly this is not a place that out tweens liked as they are bored easily. For them to read so much Information is a big ask. But they did engage with the interactive parts of the museum. Now on to us adults. It is a bad realisation when you come to the realisation we know very little about our history... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Excellent museum experience. We gained a lot of knowledge and empathy for the people of Darwin in war time. This history is not widely known.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We loved this museum. It helped us understand Darwin and what role the citizens and the armed forces played in defending Australia. It was balanced and well presented. The only complaint was eftpos and credit cards were failing on the day and the lady said it was a frequent occurrence. Make sure you take cash just in case

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

One of the reasons for visiting Darwin was to learn more about the bombing of Darwin in 1942. This experience was able to provide a lot of background and is highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I took my parents here in April this year. It was a fascinating experience, learning a lot about Darwin's experience during WWII. The displays are well put together and maintained and the front desk service very helpful. This should be compulsory for the younger generations!! Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Very informative and well displayed about a very important event in Australia's modern history. And the coffee from the vending machine was very enjoyable!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

It has meaning and brings one back to reality. Our veterans needs wants and are entitled to our respect after all they gave up so much for our country which only they understand we can only presume.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

First visit to this excellent venue. Easy to get around, with well thought out displays. Enjoyed both the outside displays & the indoor 'experience' rooms. The $18/adult entry price is well justified & it should be a 'must see' for all Australians. A great way to learn plenty about a lesser known part of Australia's history. A great place to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

More of a memorial, with digital experience. Like a rsl club. Expensive for what it is. I was looking for more history of how it effected Darwin rather then the equipment used war.

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