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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
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+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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Great variety of aircraft

The museum does a good job describing the air war around Darwin in WWII with several aircraft from the era including the remains of two P-40's that were later recovered as well as... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum does a good job describing the air war around Darwin in WWII with several aircraft from the era including the remains of two P-40's that were later recovered as well as several other aircraft. The only remaining B-52 outside of the US as well as several other aircraft which date since WWII are also displayed.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This little museum is really great if you're an aircraft nut. It isn't huge, but it does have some really unique aircraft and bits in it's display. One thing that is a stand out is how close you can get to the aircraft. The gigantic B52 (how the hell did they get that into the hanger!) is amazing. This is... More 

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Thank HaydnAustralia
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are into aircraft from WW2 onwards. This is a good display, it features some classics, a B52, F111 and spitfire and many others

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Thank greghaslett
Rotorua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our visit here as part of Garrys bombing of darwin tour. the real highlight was the b52 bomber something we never imagined we would ever get to see.

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Thank LorraineDobson
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting....well worth a look, went through this museum with an ex Raffy, who was very impressed with the detail and layout and amount of aircraft on display...job well done thankyou

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Bordeaux, France
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I originally dropped in to fill in time, but was blown away with the history of Australia & Darwin. Will definitely return & take my kids next time

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Forster, Australia
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Any Aussie or Yank will appreciate this display of aviation history that spans WWII on and includes one if only 2 B52 bombers on display in the world. Also a rare display of the lays remaining famous F1-11 fighter jets. Most all were destroyed at Amberley air base when put out of service. Also many non military airplanes. A must... More 

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

Thank you for your visit we hope you learn something new and now have a better understanding of what happen in Darwin during the war. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I think the entry is about $15 but this is well worth it, heaps of aircraft on display. Spend a few hours here to look at everything.

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Melbourne, Australia
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We came here on the recommendation of Gary from the 'Bombing of Darwin' tour. Good displays and informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You don't realise how big a B52 bomber is until you one . They are huge. An excellent display and a credit to all involved.plenty of other fighter planes and memorabilia to see.

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