Defence of Darwin Experience, Darwin

Part of the Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery, Defence of Darwin Experience is a multimedia installation telling the story of the Japanese air raids on Darwin during World War II. It is the first facility in Australia providing visitors with an interactive experience of the period between 1932 and 1945, an important time in the region's history. At this site, you can see the Bombing of Darwin Gallery, a multimedia display that includes objects from the time of bombing, firsthand accounts of survivors, and recorded presentations by prominent scholars. This well-presented story of the country's brave wartime defense illustrates the city's proud history of survival. Add Defence of Darwin Experience and other attractions to your Darwin trip itinerary using our Darwin trip planner .
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  • Top visit. Very professional and accessible experience using authentic voices from the past. Loved all the military gear outside. Would hate to have had to squash myself into the old gun turrett.  more »
  • We took a self guided tour after watching a short movie about the Defence of Darwin. The displays and memorabilia were well presented and located within the location. Wehad a spent about an hour here ...  more »
  • This is a great place to get a potted history of Darwin's involvement in Australian military history. Some very nice exhibits, others just waiting for enough funding to ensure their preservation. Wort...  more »

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