Darwin Military Museum
Tourism - East Point, NT
Darwin Military Museum in East Point exhibits Australian history during the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese in 1942. Explore the collection of artillery pieces, vehicles, uniforms and more.
Darwin Military Museum was founded in the 1960s by Lieutenant Colonel Jack Haydon and other members of the Northern Territory branch of the Royal Australian Artillery Association. The Association started accumulating war memorabilia from all over Australia and internationally. Since then, several collectors have also contributed greatly to the museum’s exhibits including the newest The Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE).
The Defence of Darwin Experience tells the story of the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese on the 19th February 1942. See and explore the incredible collection of artillery pieces, vehicles, uniforms, models and paintings than have a visit to the shop and cafe after.
· Armoured vehicles
· World War I exhibition
· Vietnam War exhibition
· Royal Australian Navy exhibition
· Large range of military vehicles
· Replica of the original 9.2-inch guns installed to defend Darwin
· Engines and other machines of war
· Scores of photographs detailing the actions
· An extensive collection of military firearms
· A 12-minute slide show film of the first raids on19th February 1942