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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  • I am still amazed at how little I knew about the war on Australian soil and how close the Japanese had come to invading Australia until this trip. 
    I am still amazed at how little I knew about the war on Australian soil and how close the Japanese had come to invading Australia until this trip.  more »
  • The museum is well worth visiting providing, as they say, a great insight into the bombing of Darwin. The enactment video is a must to see I combined the visit with ‘The Darwin History and Wartime.....  more
    The museum is well worth visiting providing, as they say, a great insight into the bombing of Darwin. The enactment video is a must to see I combined the visit with ‘The Darwin History and Wartime.....  more »

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