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National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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Address: 25 Veterans Dr, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
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US$ 129.60*
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Phillip Island Tour Including Phillip Island Penguin Parade
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great staff, lots to see and an interesting insight into the War and those who served. As someone born in the 80's, visiting gives a better appreciation of Vietnam

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great staff, lots to see and an interesting insight into the War and those who served. As someone born in the 80's, visiting gives a better appreciation of Vietnam

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprisingly large and in-depth look. Very interesting for a Canadian visitor and Australian hosts. Plan plenty of time for history buffs.

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Ballina, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this fabulous museum as a large group of Vietnam Veterans celebrating a reunion of 'A' Battery 12 Field Regiment Vietnam 1971. The layout and exhibits are amazing, they have the lot! It is informative, educational and a credit to the tireless workers that have put this together.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great comments. Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with your reunion. We have a big role in education for future generations about Australia's role in the Vietnam War. I suspect the displays would have brought back memories for some of your group. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent museum, plenty of reading material and displays. Tanks and aircraft and helicopters all on display. Don't miss the light and sound show in the mess tent, this is both informative and really well done giving you a great insight into conditions and what happened. Set over two levels.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We recommend that visitors take at least 90 minutes to look through the Museum as there is so much to see. You can actually look inside the Armoured Personnel Carrier, to get an idea of the conditions the servicemen and women had to put up with. Thank you for visiting... More 

Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here as a civilian from the Vietnam War era and found it to be an absolutely fascinating and informative place. It gives a great insight into circumstances surrounding our entry and participation in this war. Really is a Must See

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for such great comments. There is plenty to learn about this time in our history. The holographic Light & Sound show gives some really good information about the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Ringwood, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I visited this museum and found it to be of great interest with many displays and pictures of the Vietnam conflict

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. I am so pleased you and your son enjoyed your visit. It is one of our aims to preserve history and stories about the Vietnam War for future generations, so they can learn about this controversial time in Australia's history. We have over 20,000 artefacts in the Museum with audio... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a bit of a historian who loves the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, I was unaware this even existed. What a brilliant place this is. The level of detail, the introductory piece on entering and the number of items and stories to look at and read is immense. The stories are sometimes hard to read but just show what... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. I am very pleased you have enjoyed your visit and appreciate the feedback you have given. We have some very extraordinary stories and if you read The Queer Place, which is a work of art in it's own right, you would have been very moved and as you say, it... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful and most fascinating Museum. The staff here are passionate and full of knowledge. I can't believe I've never visited this place before. A must for people visiting the island.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Many visitors are so suprised, when they enter the Museum, with the amount and quality of the displays. We have audio visual screens throughout the Museum giving more information for visitors to watch. We do recommend that visitors allow 2 hours to take... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our car group recently visited on a Sunday & whilst a guide is not normally offered on this day, John (hope I remembered his name rightly) stepped up and provided a great Veteran's commentary of the incredible items on display. Planes, helicopters, trucks, tanks, uniforms and weapons - it's all there, and extremely well displayed. Absolutely moving, absolutely fascinating -... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. I am so pleased that John gave you all a guided tour through the Museum. We have guides through the week, however they are all volunteers and we respect that they may not always be available on the weekends. All our volunteers will help out with information and are always... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an ex military helicopter pilot this museum was one of the first places i wanted to visit whilst in the Phillip Island area. Very easy to find as it on the left hand side of the road a few minutes after you cross over the bridge onto Phillip Island. Plenty of car parking in front and at the side... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We are fortunate to have some very friendly and helpful volunteers who give their time to ensure that visitors have a good experience when visiting the Museum. We have over 20,000 artefacts within the Museum so there is plenty to look at. We do... More 

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