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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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09:00 - 17:00
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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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Darwin Aviation Museum: Aviation Heritage Centre General Entry
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A must see whilst in Darwin

Very interesting place to visit whilst in Darwin. Really worth a visit. Even if you are not a plane enthusiast, I assure you will get something out of coming and experiencing... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit whilst in Darwin. Really worth a visit. Even if you are not a plane enthusiast, I assure you will get something out of coming and experiencing the centre.

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

Thank you for your visit. More 

Darwin, Australia
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kids loved looking at all the aircraft, worth a visit in the cooler months as it gets quite hot.Would recommend it to people that enjoy engineering and aviation

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

Thank you for your glad the whole family enjoyed their visit. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The planes are well displayed. Many of them are in less than pristine condition some likely due to a desired effect, others due to a shortage of time and money (the Cobra helicopter). I have been to many aviation museums, mostly in North America, and this one does not compare favourably, I am thinking of Boeing in Washington state or... More 

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

Thank you for your visit yes you are right we only have limited funds as we are self funded and our income from entry and shop sales. More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The collections of restored planes is fantastic, well done to the volunteer staff they have for restoration. The B52 Bomber is had to describe except to say MASSIVE, had not idea it was so big. Then the F11 is a lot smaller than I thought. The movie on the bombing of Darwin again excellent. Well worth the visit. Would go... More 

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

Thank you very much for your visit enjoy the rest of your day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

The only B52 in the Southern Hemisphere and it's huge. The only thing which could have made it better if they have a P38. But they F111 and heaps of other interesting aircraft. Worth a trip if you're in Darwin already

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

Thank you for your visit we hope you enjoy your time in Darwin. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We have just returned to the Museum for the 2nd time ( our first time was about 3 years ago ) and again it was awesome. My husband is so very impressed with the B52 and F1-11, and myself I do appreciate the section on the women aviators and neither of us knew about the bombings on Katherine. Thank you... More 

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

Thank you for coming back to visit us glad you enjoyed the Musuem just as much the second time. Enjoy your stay in Darwin. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Wasn't on my list of things to do but the boyfriend loved it and I learnt some pretty interesting history while I was there

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

Thank you for your visit enjoy your time in Darwin More 

Darwin River, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Such a variety of aircraft and memorabilia,very,very interesting. The enormous B52 has to be seen to be believed. One of Darwin's best museums.

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

Thank you for your visit and happy to know that you found the Musuem interesting. Enjoy the rest of your visit to Darwin. More 

Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I went here to see the B52 and was not disappointed. There are only an handful planes here but they are all models that I grew up loving i.e. B52, Sabre, F111, Wessex and Cobra Helicopter etc and are well presented. The place is a living museum and is well worth the visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A huge variety of aircraft and lots of information including a B52 bomber and an F111. One of my favourites was the plane body made into a caravan. Worth a visit.

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