Defence of Darwin Experience, Darwin

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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. Plan your visit to Defence of Darwin Experience and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Darwin trip planner.
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  • It's a typical war museum/experience. Nothing exciting or that interactive bit interesting to know the history of when war came to Darwin.  more »
  • Good in parts . . . The 15 minute film showing the attack on Darwin in 1942 is well produced, and plays throughout the day inside a modern screening room. There are other impressive digital and...  more »

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