About the Aviation Heritage Centre on the Stuart Highway just out of Darwin CBD in Northern Territory Australia
• Here 17 complete planes and helicopters compete for
space with the wreckage of a Japanese Zero, lots of engines,
relics, uniforms and bombs.
The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre is one
of the major aviation museums in Australia.
The Centre has an impressive presentation of 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.
The massive B52 The Centre is approximately 8 kilometers from
the city and was opened in 1990 in a purpose built facility
constructed by the Northern Territory Government and 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 Australia. 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. Mk VIIISpitfire Replica.
An admission fee is charged as the Centre is self
funding through admissions and sales from the Souvenir shop,
however, discounts are offered to pensioners, children, families
and groups. Guided tours are also available as part of the admission
charge and aviation videos are screened continuously.
Address: 557 Stuart Highway,
Tel: (08) 8947 2145.