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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre


Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

557 Stuart Highway
Winnellie, Northern Territory, 0821

Phone: (08) 8947 2145
Email: ahsnt@bigpond.com
Website: http://www.darwinsairwar.com.au


The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre has a truly impressive display of Aviation History including aircraft both civil and military aircraft.

Set in spacious tropical landscaped grounds is one of the major aviation museums in Australia.

The Centre has aircraft and displays depicting the Territory's involvement in aviation, both civil and military, from the early pioneers and record breakers through World War II and the jet age.

The major display item is a massive B-52 bomber on permanent loan from the United States Air force and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA.

Located approximately 8 kms from the city and opended in 1990 in a purpose built facility constructed by the Northern Territory Government which is the largest single span building in the Northern Territory.

The Centre is managed by the honorary members of the Aviation Historical Society and provides a major tourist attraction in the Top End of Austrlai.  It is unique in that it is located where fierce air combat took place overhead during World War II.  The Top End of Australia sustained over 60 Japanese air raids during 1942 and 1943, as depicted in the 2008 movie, Australia.

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre is open 7 days between 9am and 5pm, Guided Tours are available and there is also a souvenir shop. Don't miss this fascinating Northern Territory attraction. 

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