Darwin Aviation Museum

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Darwin Aviation Museum
4.5
Military Museums • History Museums
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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.
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David Webby
Petersham, Australia370 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Solo
Good collection of vintage aircraft good visual displays video presentation very helpful staff right at airport small drinks kiosk great model aircraft for the collector all things on sale in the shop have a aviation theme good will take about 1/30 mins to see it all don't miss this one
Written 23 June 2022
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Stamrish1
Newcastle, Australia408 contributions
Jun. 2022
There was a lot of interesting information about certain topics that I hadn't read before. There wasn't a lot of aircraft on display but probably enough if you haven't seen many aircraft. The B52 was the main attraction along with the F-111. It wasn't expensive either. It's worth a look though.
Written 22 June 2022
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Henry W
Longreach, Australia99 contributions
Jun. 2022
A fascinating look at the history of aviation , the air defence of Australia, the beginning of aeromedical care and retrieval and the stories of many of the famous female aviators.
Written 21 June 2022
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sue68sue
10 contributions
Jun. 2022
Very extensive exhibition. Only found this by chance as no information at the tourist information centre…. Worth a visit to see the B52 bomber…it’s huge.
Written 2 June 2022
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Go55
Sydney, Australia580 contributions
May 2022
This is really worth visiting especially for WWII buffs. Good collection of all sorts of aircraft and a couple of interesting videos to watch. There is a little cafe and shop there.
Written 24 May 2022
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david_walker
7 contributions
Apr. 2022
We stopped here as part of the Darwin sights tour. There are some pretty cool planes on display including a B52 bomber and a Spitfire.

As a war nut I enjoyed the experience.
Written 5 May 2022
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hyffen3
Echuca Moama, Australia3 contributions
Apr. 2022
Thought this was quite good, the B52 makes it a unique display in Oz. Would love to have seen some examples of Japanese aircraft from WW2.
Written 2 May 2022
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Joanne B
Sydney, Australia40 contributions
Apr. 2022
Another hi-light of our "Bombing of Darwin" Tour. Great displays and even an aircraft novice like me learnt some interesting facts. Great displays and an easy walk around the main hanger area
Written 23 April 2022
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BelC0001
Sydney, Australia423 contributions
Apr. 2022
The B52 decommissioned bomber is the highlight of the collection. It's rare to see one up close, outside an air show. The F1-11 is one of a handful also decommissioned and distributed to aviation museums around Australia for the public to see.

As the B52 is so large, it takes up all the available indoor space. As such, the curators have had to park other exhibits underneath it, leading to more crowded-than-usual displays. This isn't a criticism, just a comment when comparing this museum to many other aviation museums we've visited. One would like to 'back up' in order to fit the entire B52 into one photo but one can't without backing into a wall or another display.

The souvenir shop is excellent, with a deep collection of books, model kits, Humbrol paints and brushes, T shirts and clothing, badges, toys for all ages. I was very happy to find and purchase a TAA coffee cup (the only other museum stocking such is the TAA Museum in Melbourne).

The staff are welcoming and informative.
Written 23 April 2022
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julia d
Adelaide, Australia19 contributions
Apr. 2022 • Couples
Excellent displays and informative, moving film on the bombing of Darwin. The only B52 bomber in the southern hemisphere is worth a visit.
Written 23 April 2022
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