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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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I live on Phillip Island and visited the Museum twice with relatives. My father is a World War 2 veteran but I didn't know a lot about the Vietnam War. The area is full of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Celia S
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Phillip Island, Australia
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Phillip Island, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I live on Phillip Island and visited the Museum twice with relatives. My father is a World War 2 veteran but I didn't know a lot about the Vietnam War. The area is full of memorabilia and an interactive area explaining the Vietnam war from woe to go. It gave me an amazingly sad but realisitic insight into the suffering... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing collection of memorabilia, well tended, laid out and explained. The volunteers have spent a lot of time collating and the time and effort spent really comes through in the collection. Like all things in the war memorials the stories are tragic and heartbreaking. This exhibit has given me a greater appreciation of what our diggers faced even though... More 

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Bellevue
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In a large hanger beside the phillip island is a load of information on our envolvement in the vietman war. Well worth the effort.

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here for an unveiling of plaque but were knocked out by the substance and displays in Museum. Well worth the 2 hr trip from Melbourne CBD!

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

Thank you for reviewing the Museum. The remembrance plaques are placed in the Garden of Reflection, which is a lovely place to visit while at the Museum. It is full of Australian Native plants and bushes and is a peaceful place to sit and contemplate for a while. Our wonderful volunteers do a great job in maintaining the garden. Thank... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the museum much better than expected. There is an 18 minute audio/visual display that is extremely informative (answers questions like why Australia was involved, how the war ended, etc) and you should do this first when entering. There is a large number of photos (mainly upstairs), all with stories/explanations, plus a number of helicopters, tanks, etc housed in... More 

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

Thank you for your great comments. We normally suggest visitors allow 2 hours as there are over 20,000 artefacts on display, with many stories to read and also the audio visual devices to watch. As you say, we are an all weather venue and we cover approximately 1 acre under roofline. The Nui Dat Cafe is a good place to... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My Husband and I visited recently and really enjoyed looking at everything and learning more about the war. You start off with a 15 minute movie with a virtual diorama that gives you an overview of the war and then you continue on to look at all of the exhibits. The volunteers really seemed to enjoy working there and talking... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. It is certainly an informative place to learn about the Vietnam War and those who served there. Visitors get to see so much about the conditions and equipment which the veterans used while they were on their tour of duty. It can be emotional for some and educational for others.... More 

Bogangar, Australia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

As travellers to Vietnam and visitors to the war museums in Saigon and Hanoi we were immediately interested when we drove past the museum on our way to Cowes in early April. As avid reviewers we checked out Trip Advisor and decided this was a must do on our way home. This museum did not disappoint and deserves all the... More 

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

We are so pleased you dropped in and visited the Museum. Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are currently restoring the Caribou which is one of our recent acquisitions. We hope to have this available by the end of the year. It will be highly visible from the road. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

A great place to visit and learn more about the Vietnam war and what our poor Vets went through. There is a great 'sights and sounds' exhibition to relax and learn through.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. The holographic Light & Sound Show is a great way to start a visit to the Museum. It gives a good overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. It engages people of all ages and is full of information. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We were unsure what to expect when we arrived but once we were inside we were pleasantly surprised. The sound and light show was a good introduction into what we would see in the museum. Our children aged 4,7 & 9 all gained a lot from the experience. It was great to see so many massive air And land vehicles... More 

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

Thank you for your great comments. It's good to hear that your children gained so much from the visit. We have a school holiday quiz, which is currently available. This poses 6 questions for children and adults to answer. It helps introduce information to the children and its a fun quiz. The tunnel exhibit is really interesting, especially the diorama... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Very well done audio visual display gives you a brief insight into the role Australia played in the Vietnam war. Then you walk through amazing displays. View the fragile looking Sioux helicopter. My eight year old described the cobra helicopter as 'beautiful but creepy' This place should be three times the size and I hear it soon will be. If... More 

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nvvm, Front Office Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum. We are certainly looking to expand over the next few years, so watch this space. We have 4 full sized helicopters at the Museum, under roofline, including the Sioux, Cobra, Wessex and Huey. We also have a Canberra Bomber inside, amongst other items. Outside is the Grumman Tracker and the Caribou... More 

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