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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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Vietnam Museum experience

Spent a couple of hours here looking at displays and reading a lot of history about Vietnam war that we had forgotten. The start off at the Diorama was very moving and a great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Bob B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Spent a couple of hours here looking at displays and reading a lot of history about Vietnam war that we had forgotten. The start off at the Diorama was very moving and a great start to our experience. Everyone should visit this wonderful Museum

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were quite impressed with this museum while spending the day on Phillip Island. It is very well done and documented. The exhibits are more extensive than one would imagine in a small part of Australia. The staff were excellent, got us a return taxi, etc. Just fyi, it is on a far end of the island and is about... More 

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

Thank you for your review of our Museum. We appreciate your comments. We are approximately one acre under roofline and have over 20,000 artefacts including 4 full size helicopters, a Centurion Tank, an APC, the Canberra Bomber and several field vehicles. Outside stands the Grumman Tracker and the Caribou which is under restoration. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are amazing, so engaged with the museum! We went on a Sunday morning before heading back to Melbourne, what a great way to farewell the Island. The museum had an outstanding collection of memorabilia and information about Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War!! The interactive presentation was amazing and extremely informative. We've left with a different view on... More 

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

Thank you for your great comments Michael. We are very lucky to have such dedicated volunteers and staff. Our main assets are our volunteers. We also have some amazing exhibits, images and artefacts. There are so many stories to read and so many stories to tell. We like to think our visitors leave knowing more than when they arrived so... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great collection of Vietnam Veterans information and exhibits. Nice sound and light show at the start is very informative and moving. The exhibits themselves are lovingly cared for and the information is great. Little kids will love to see all the planes, choppers, tanks etc. Volunteer staff are extremely helpful, some even vets themselves. Had lunch at the cafe too... More 

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Thank CandJ_111
nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Kids do like to see the larger exhibits of aircraft, vehicles and the Centurion Tank is especially popular. The holographic Light and Sound show is very good in explaining the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. I am glad you enjoyed your lunch at the Nui Dat Cafe. Thank you for visiting the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great collection and fantastic staff. The staff are extra helpful and have great stories to tell. It's good to see a museum dedicated to the Vietnam War. They are currently restoring The Canberra out the back. It was good to see an APC on display.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. We appreciate your comments. We are the only Museum in Australia solely dedicated to telling the story of the Vietnam War and those who served there. There are many stories to tell and we have over 20,000 artifacts for you to look at. Thank you for visiting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum! Staff are super friendly, exhibit is really well set out and informative! Some great exhibits of vehicles and planes! Have visited a number of times! Has a great presentation that runs throughout the day that is great to see prior to looking around! We spent time there on a rainy day although visit anytime!! Small fee although can't... More 

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

Thank you Matt for your great review. Great to hear you have been here on several occasions. The holographic Light & Sound Show is very popular and very informative. We are an all weather venue and open daily so a good place to visit at any time. Thank you for visiting. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Introductory film/hologram is excellent and clearly explains the history of how Australians ended up in Vietnam and what happened. Museum is well set out and there is plenty to read and view. Some very emotional stories. Younger kids will find the choppers and tanks interesting. Only thing I would like to see would be more information about the role of... More 

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

Thanks for your great comments Lisa. Watch this space for more information and stories relating to the role of women in the Vietnam War. The Museum is a work in progress and we are constantly improving and adding to the displays. Feedback is noted and we agree with your point of view. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to the museum three times now, including once at the old site. There is plenty to read and see. I was more than happy to pay the admission to help keep the museum up and running as it provides a great insight into the war and the times. fascinating story on the first nasho killed in Vietnam.... More 

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Thank Derd1957
nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and for your support. We have so many stories to tell here about this controversial period in Australian history. There is much to see and learn and we keep adding to the contents. Thank you for visiting so many times and we look forward to welcoming you back in two to three years. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great collection of military history that is all too often forgotten. A good and expanding collection with a terrific video background that it well worth the cost of entry in itself. A must see especially on a wet day on Phillip Island

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

Thank you Robert for your kind comments. We are an all weather venue and we are open daily from 10am to 5pm. We encourage visitors to arrive early enough to allow at least one and a half hours to watch the holographic Light & Sound Show and have a browse through the Museum. The Light and Sound Show takes about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you are planning to visit Philip Island, the Vietnam Veterans Museum is a must-see. A very emotional place for us older generations, and a source of vital information for the younger generations. I would highly recommend this Museum to anyone.

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Thank Rescue1959
nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing NVVM. There are many stories and images as well as the larger exhibits of aircraft, vehicles and helipcopters. Many visitors are amazed by the amount of information contained at the Museum. We have educational programs for school groups and our current school holiday activity is a quest to follow clues and find the answers to questions.... More 

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