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“Interesting & infomartive”

Defence of Darwin Experience
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Ranked #4 of 133 things to do in Darwin
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Various multimedia displays. Proves good details and first hand accounts.

Out the back are lots of guns, displays, cars and trucks to have a look at.

Very shady out back.

Cafe very plain.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Had heard excellent reports about this exhibition so made it a must do when we visited Darwin. The layout and quality of the exhibition is world class, a must see for Australians young and old.

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Very interesting to learn about some of the history. The 3D experience is awesome (I couldn't do the full thing as learnt that my fear of heights is totally in the mind).

Combined with the Flying Doctors display.

Food hall style eateries right next door.

Thank amr100
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Although I'm not a fan of war museums, I enjoyed visiting this museum. There were plenty of interesting interactive displays, historical material and fascinating audio-visuals that dealt with personal stories and recollections of the bombings and attacks on Darwin in WWII. There were also extensive external displays of equipment and memorabilia. Educational, informative and with great air-conditioning (which makes a real difference to your enjoyment of visiting places in this hot climate).

Thank Kristine R
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

Lots of information inside and lots of vehicles and equipment outside. The inside section was well presented visually, however there was often lots of different competing auditory presentations which made it difficult to concentrate on and really listen to the particular audio presentation you wish to listen to. I was very interested in the presentations inside but found it too difficult to remain in there and listen. Theater presentation is good.

Thank 1Lea
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