Defence Of Darwin Experience, Darwin
Defence Of Darwin Experience, Darwin - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 5434 Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point, Darwin
Ticket Price: 14 AUD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Defence Of Darwin Experience, Darwin
World War II was a harrowing time for the world, especially for the countries involved directly- Australia being one such nation. Not many know this, but the city of Darwin played an important role during the War. The Bombing of Darwin is a dark period in the history of the world, where the Japanese dropped bombs killing nearly a 1000 plus people. The interactive museum that is the Defence of Darwin Experience aims at conveying and recreating the days between the years 1932-45, to give the audience a true taste of what it was to live through the days of war. Apart from recreating the bombing, the museum also offers firsthand accounts of people who have survived that period, objects retrieved from the destruction war bought with it and multimedia presentations.
How To reach Defence Of Darwin Experience by Public Transport
- Bus No.4
Restaurants Near Defence Of Darwin Experience
- Pee Wee's At The Point
- Fannie Bay Cool Spot
- Fannie Bay Super Pizza
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Defence Of Darwin Experience, Darwin Reviews
This is a MUST do if you ever visit Darwin. Worth the money and the time you spend walking around. So much history and a unique insight into Darwin's involvement in the war. Take your time, read and take in all the audio and visual exhibits its really unique! There are a lot of artifacts and other unique items from the war outside the main hall, include one of the watchtowers. Various guns, uniforms, cannons none of which are closed off, you can really get close to them and see every little detail. Oh and they have coconut water for $4, grab a few on the way out of the main hall cos if visit in the wet (summer) season you'll need it. The entire place will take about 2 hours to really get through without rushing through
If your up in Darwin this is a must see, the real army jets flying overhead are a bit loud sometimes but if you want to learn about Australia's top end history and what the Japanese did in world was two you'll learn alot and be able to see some real full on bits and pieces that will help explain things. A excellent interactive show is held a few times a day at least which is just awesome for the kids, and me I must admit, lol!
Utterly brilliant, displays were literally packed full! I'd recommend doing the outside first then coming in for the air-conditioned main building (don't worry most of the smaller display buildings out the back are also cooled which is really pleasant)
Great way to spend an afternoon and learn a heap about the war effort in Darwin. Not sure why this history is not taught in schools in Australia. As an adult I had no idea our war involvement was so intense. Great displays, videos and sound bytes. Top effort to the curator and team at the Museum.
To get to know Darwin is to also know its history and this makes the military museum a must-see on the list of attractions. Interesting facts such as the total number of bombs dropped on Darwin Harbour is more than what the Japanese did at Pearl Harbour. There are also smaller exhibits on Australian's presence in the Vietnam war amongst other conflicts. The outdoor section also presents old military vehicles, cannons and tanks on display.