Darwin Aviation Museum
Darwin Aviation Museum
4.5
Military MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Robert D
Brooklyn, New York2,687 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Solo
The Darwin Aviation Museum is adjacent to Darwin Airport, but on the other side. A local bus stops in front of the museum. Its prize exhibit is the only Boeing B-52 Stratofortress on display in the Southern Hemisphere. It was built in 1959 and gifted by the U.S. government to the people of Darwin in 1990. They had to build a special hangar to accommodate this huge aircraft. I spent two hours at this museum enjoying their many exhibits.
Written 1 November 2023
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Peter M
Melbourne, Australia1,301 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Family

The Darwin Aviation Museum was opened in 1988 and is in the Darwin suburb of Winnellie, It has an enormous, big USA plane there and the prices were very reasonable at $12-00. It saddened me to see then old Ansett signs though as it could have been saved if Singapore Airlines were allowed to take it over,

Written 25 September 2023
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kimcurl
Brisbane Region, Australia24 contributions
Jul. 2023
Wonderful exhibit with lots of history and planes. Take the time to watch the separate videos which are very informative
Written 30 July 2023
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Carmel P
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
Oh my!!!! A definite stop for any old airforce enthusiast. You get up close and personal and can touch the aircraft. So many things to look at.
Written 27 July 2023
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JVClair
Brisbane, Australia55 contributions
Jul. 2023
The Aviation museum is worth a visit, with one of only 2 B52 Bombers on display outside the USA, as well as all of the Australian Airforce planes including a spitfire, sabre jet, mirage, F1-11 and FA18. The B52 is huge in dominates the entire hanger.
Written 16 July 2023
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Peta
13 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
Wow!! Impressive to see the B52 up close and a large collection of aircraft and other aviation including the bombing of Darwin, air race and women in aviation. A definite must see when in Darwin, great place for the kids as well.
Written 4 July 2023
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John O
Western Australia, Australia63 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Friends
The Aviation Museum is excellent. There is a wide variety of aircraft on display from many different eras, all with detailed information.

The B-52 Stratofortress is easily the highlight of the Museum. It's only when you see it in person that you truly appreciate how incredible it is.

There is also a military airstrip nearby, and you can see aircraft taking off and landing if you are there at the right time. Me and my Dad were lucky enough to see a C-17 take off during our visit.

Overall, the Museum is a must-visit if you are in Darwin.
Written 25 June 2023
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,458 contributions
Apr. 2023
Visited on Sunday 30th April. What a great display especially the show piece - B52 Bomber - in all its glory. Well worth going to see.
Written 20 June 2023
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Katrina Magnus
41 contributions
May 2023 • Family
The size of the B 52 on display. So many aircraft in the hangar ans friendly staff who were very knowledgeable.
Written 28 May 2023
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suellynhine
Newcastle, Australia242 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
A very informative and hands on experience at this great museum. It is jam packed wit( displays and aviation history and artefacts, it also has a great shop to buy all things aviation etc. Definitely a must see when in Darwin
Written 24 May 2023
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