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Defence of Darwin Experience

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Address: 5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive | East Point, Darwin, Northern Territory 0801, Australia
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+61 8 8981 9702
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The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on...

The Defence of Darwin Experience is managed by Darwin Military Museum on behalf of the Northern Territory Government.

It was established to tell a story of Darwin's role in World War II and is dedicated to the period 1932 to 1945 - a very important time in Territory history.

The Defence of Darwin Experience opened on 18 February 2012, which was in time to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin.

Defence of Darwin Experience is the first facility in Australia to provide visitor with an immersive, interactive, multimedia experience which extends beyond the physical walls of the precinct 'hub'.

The Defence of Darwin Experience is fully airconditioned inlcuding a gift shop and cafe.

The Darwin Military Museum is only a step outside of the Defence of Darwin Experience, providing visitors with a different experience: artillery pieces; vehicles, uniforms, firearms, models and paintings and much more.

The Darwin Military Museum is the original military museum which was established from the 1960s by the Royal Australian Association of the Northern Territory.

The Darwin Military Museum is continuing to expand by adding more exhibitions to further educate visitors of Northern Australia involvement in WWII.

Defence of Darwin Experience and Darwin Military Museum has formed a large World War II precinct at East Point. Visitors can move through the precinct and view the displays and exhibitions offered by both facilities.

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Boys and guns, and very big guns.... in themself were enough to entertain but a must see for a history buff. Take your time, wander the grounds, read the interactives... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Boys and guns, and very big guns.... in themself were enough to entertain but a must see for a history buff. Take your time, wander the grounds, read the interactives..... appreciate our nations story. Watch the video at the end.

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Gympie, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The layout of the venue was great, exhibits of vehicles, equipment etc were accessible to all and spread out over the entire area. There was a lot of reading to do and the cinema event of the bombing of Darwin was interesting and chilling. Definitely worth a look. Staff were lovely.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This should be stop on any visit to Darwin. The museum is well done and being on the historic east pointe adds to the incredible story of wartime Australia. Definitely make a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a very interesting well maintained museum. Consists of outdoor exhibits and indoor air conditioning touch screen interactive info.Definetly worth a visit to learn about the history of Darwin...

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

So much to learn about the defence of Darwin, and the people who were there at the time. A truthful account.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was very impressed with the Defence of Darwin experience the exhibits were well put together and the audio visual really brought home the scale and horror of the attack. Very educational definitely worth a visit.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This WWII museum has many war artefacts, but is a 'must-see' for the bombing of Darwin exhibit. This excellent multimedia exhibit explains in detail Darwin's own 'Pearl Harbour' from Feb 1942. Fascinating for locals and visitors alike.

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North Yunderup, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent museum. You can spend hours there if you look at everything. Found it extremely interesting and well-organised.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many original pieces on display here including the large gun bunkers built in WW2 that you get the feel of the times during the war. The movies and displays inside are also very interesting with many personal stories of locals and their experiences. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ive been wanting to do this for a while and glad i finally did. There is a number of interactive displays and a very good simulation of the bombing that give you the felling of being there watching it. Lots of artifacts out the back. Really enjoyed my time here. Took me about 1 3/4 hours to take it all... More 

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