Located just 7KM from the CBD, the Darwin Aviation Museum is a brilliant attraction showcasing the history of Australian military aviation from Spitfires to the giant B-52 Bomber.
A range of fascinating military aircraft, engines and the wreckage of a Japanese Zero fighter shot down in the 1942 air raids on Darwin make for great exhibits.
Award winning displays such as rare amateur footage of the first air-raid in Darwin and original footage from Japanese Archives. Some of the 19 aircraft on display include the Mirage and Sabre jet fighters, a Royal Australian Navy Wessex helicopter which assisted in the clean-up of Darwin after Cyclone Tracy and many relics of combat.
The small team of enthusiastic volunteers make the experience a treat with stories and history to impart to willing ears.
Discover Australia’s pioneering history, displays depict the role aviation has played in the development of the Northern Territory, from the National Coastwatch service to the incredible stories Bert Hinkler, Amy Johnston, Dick Smith and the epic flight of Ross and Keith Smith in the Vickers Vimy in 1919.
For more information, please visit: http://www.darwinsairwar.com.au/
Phone(08) 8947 2145
557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Darwin,
NT 0832 (opposite showgrounds)
Every Day from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
Closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Seniors / Pensioners $10.00.
Children (under 12) $7.00.
Image 1: By kenhodge13 - Darwin's Pride USAF B52 Bomber 2009Uploaded by Bidgee, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=8531576
Image 2: By kenhodge13 - originally posted to Flickr as AHSNT DeHavilland DH82 Tiger Moth A17-4 on Display at the Darwin Aviation Museum November 2007, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9979505
Image 3: By Ken Hodge - Flickr: RAAF F111 A8-113 on Display at Darwin Aviation Museum, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26898247