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Darwin Military Museum

Darwin Military Museum

The Darwin Military Museum has many exhibits from World War II, including Navy, Army and Air Force items from Australian, US and other armed forces. It is set amongst concrete gun emplacements and other fortifications in an area that was one of the most heavily fortified parts of Australia during the war.

During the war, Darwin was bombed 64 times over almost two years, with the first raid in 1942 resulting in numerous deaths.

Among the many Historical Objects & Exhibits of the Darwin Military Museum, the following are some highlights:

  • WW II East Point fortifications
  • 9.2-inch gun Command Post
  • WW II Darwin Harbour Bombing Exhibits
  • Armoured vehicles
  • World War I exhibition
  • Vietnam War exhibition

To help you better appreciate the Darwin Military Museum, the following guides will be helpful:

  • Historical Objects & Exhibits of Darwin Military Museum

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Darwin Military Museum
  • Established:            1965
  • Type:                         Military & War History Museum
  • Location:                  LOT 5434 Alec Fong Lim Dr, East Point, NT
  • City:                           Darwin


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