Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
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 Territorys 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
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
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
Address: 557 Stuart Highway,
Tel: (08) 8947 2145.