Darwin Military Museum
Set in four acres of tropical gardens by the sea, Darwin Military Museum and the Defence of Darwin Experience are not just for the military enthusiast, but for every member of the family.
The Darwin Military Museum tells the story of the bombing of Darwin on 19th February 1942. It was officially opened on 18th February 2012 to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of that fateful day.
The DMM has displays in a number of locations within the precinct including an Australians Under Arms exhibition in the Sidney Williams hut adjacent to the Command Posts (CP), a Vietnam War display in the original power generating room below the gundeck in gun emplacement 2 and of course the Defence of Darwin Experience (DDE), an ultra-modern, hi-tech, interactive multi-media audio-visual experience.
World War I exhibition
Vietnam War exhibition
Royal Australian Navy exhibition
Large range of military vehicles
Replica of the original 9.2 inch guns
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.
Did you know?
That the Japanese aircraft carrier borne forces that attacked Darwin on 19th February 1942 were the same forces that attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and that they dropped more bombs on Darwin than they did on Pearl Harbor.
Darwin was air raided 64 times; and the Top End over 107 times from February Till November Australia February over 107 times.
That Japanese submarines attacked allied convoys and Royal Australian Navy the Corvette in the month before the aircraft carrier attacks.
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