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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Address: 557 Stuart Highway Winnellie, Darwin, Northern Territory 0821, Australia
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+61 8 8947 2145
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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A B-52 bomber (one of only two on display outside the U.S.) is exhibited...

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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B 52 Bomber

The collections of restored planes is fantastic, well done to the volunteer staff they have for restoration. The B52 Bomber is had to describe except to say MASSIVE, had not idea... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The collections of restored planes is fantastic, well done to the volunteer staff they have for restoration. The B52 Bomber is had to describe except to say MASSIVE, had not idea it was so big. Then the F11 is a lot smaller than I thought. The movie on the bombing of Darwin again excellent. Well worth the visit. Would go... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit enjoy the rest of your day. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The only B52 in the Southern Hemisphere and it's huge. The only thing which could have made it better if they have a P38. But they F111 and heaps of other interesting aircraft. Worth a trip if you're in Darwin already

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit we hope you enjoy your time in Darwin. More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned to the Museum for the 2nd time ( our first time was about 3 years ago ) and again it was awesome. My husband is so very impressed with the B52 and F1-11, and myself I do appreciate the section on the women aviators and neither of us knew about the bombings on Katherine. Thank you... More 

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for coming back to visit us glad you enjoyed the Musuem just as much the second time. Enjoy your stay in Darwin. More 

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

Wasn't on my list of things to do but the boyfriend loved it and I learnt some pretty interesting history while I was there

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit enjoy your time in Darwin More 

Darwin River, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a variety of aircraft and memorabilia,very,very interesting. The enormous B52 has to be seen to be believed. One of Darwin's best museums.

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and happy to know that you found the Musuem interesting. Enjoy the rest of your visit to Darwin. More 

Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went here to see the B52 and was not disappointed. There are only an handful planes here but they are all models that I grew up loving i.e. B52, Sabre, F111, Wessex and Cobra Helicopter etc and are well presented. The place is a living museum and is well worth the visit

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge variety of aircraft and lots of information including a B52 bomber and an F111. One of my favourites was the plane body made into a caravan. Worth a visit.

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Newtown Geelong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very informative and interesting place. Was a last minute decision to visit but so glad we did. Great wet season activity

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JetNoiseDarwin, Manager at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting hope to see you when you are next in Darwin. More 

Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would highly recommend seeing this amazing collection showing so much WW2 and aviation history. It is a large hanger with alot to read and watch. You are also able to get upclose to the B52 'Darwin Pride' from a few different angles. My toddler loved this experience.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A visit to this museum brings the eyes open when you step in and see the B52 Bomber looming over you. The range of Fixed wing and Helicopter machines that are enclosed within this great hangar, are a very well managed display. The ancillary cased displays are also well presented and well worth time in viewing. When in Darwin this... More 

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