The Darwin Aviation Museum is operated by the Aviation Historical Society of the NT. The Museum is on the Stuart Highway and it backs onto the Darwin Airport aerodrome and RAAF base. The Museum opened in its current large purpose-built hanger in 1990.

The collection includes a Boeing B-52G Stratofortress, a Cobra AH-1G attack helicopter, wreckage of a Mitsubishi Zero shot down on Melville Island during the Darwin air raid in 1941, and ex-RAAF aircraft including an Avon Sabre, a Mirage IIIO that was recovered after crashing onto a nearby mud flat and a General Dynamics F-111C strike bomber. Also on display are many historic piston and jet aircraft engines.

Open everyday, except 25-26 December, 1 January and Good Friday, from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. Admission fees apply.

Photo: Ken Hodge (CC BY 2.0)