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Darwin Military Museum

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Darwin Military Museum

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Artfornodriving wrote a review Dec. 2020
Sydney, Australia2,977 contributions234 helpful votes
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This is a recommended attraction for any history buffs visiting Darwin. Although the main attractions are focused around the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese Imperial Forces in Feb 1942, you’ll also learn about the history of Darwin itself, Japanese expansionism in Asia and the Pacific, starting in the early 1930s and the events that took place subsequent to the infamous bombing. It’s an interesting museum, beautifully curated with love, care and attention to detail. There are inside and outside displays and a movie theatre where you can watch the short movie on the actual events of 19 Feb 1942. It’s full of tension and foreboding, and extremely cleverly put together, with original footage, and recreated animations to show how the Japanese perpetrated the dastardly deed, and the grim aftermath. Inside just next to the ticket office is a cafe selling coffee, sandwiches and snacks etc. Next to that is a little shop selling souvenirs and books. The day we visited, it was pretty quiet, just a smattering of other visitors. The museum is in a bit of a remote location on East Point reserve, about 8km from Darwin city centre. There’s no public transport, but a taxi or uber will cost about $20 each way. Seniors tickets are $15 each, regular ones are $20 each. Make this your no 1 attraction to visit in Darwin.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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tony h wrote a review Dec. 2020
Lara, Australia209 contributions66 helpful votes
A most interesting venue, lots to see,well presented throughout. will not disapoint1 They now have a mini cinema showing the Darwin Bombing experience.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Linda B wrote a review Nov. 2020
Nowra, Australia23 contributions2 helpful votes
What an amazing comprehensive and interesting museum that was a surprise! Lots to see and read and is really worth the time to look back over the history of war in Darwin. The bombings I didn’t even know about and I’m Australian! Very impressive.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Nigel L wrote a review Oct. 2020
Adelaide, Australia547 contributions203 helpful votes
A very good display of artefacts from WWII plus more modern armoury and uniforms etc. Set in well shaded grounds and an easy stroll around the outdoor displays.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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SimmoAdelaide wrote a review Oct. 2020
Adelaide175 contributions95 helpful votes
Well worth the visit. Excellent display on the bombing of Darwin. Plenty of displays spread over a large area; good collection of interesting artifacts. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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