Historical Sights & Sounds


Local places of historical importance including locations, events, festival, open days, re-enactments and rallies.


 ◉ 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 ..

 ◉ Fannie Bay Gaol
Opened in September 1883, Fannie Bay Gaol was Darwin's main prison for almost 100 years until 1979, when prisoners were relocated to the correctional facility located in Berrimah. An infirmary was added in ..

 ◉ HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime
The HMS Beagle Ship Bell Chime was commissioned by City of Darwin in 2009 to celebrate 200 Years since the birth of Charles Darwin (1809-1883). Created by Dr Anton Hasell of Australian Bell Pty Ltd, the Bell ..

 ◉ Kookaburra Memorial
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The Kookaburra Memorial in Alice Springs is open daily with free entry. The Kookaburra Memorial is dedicated to the memory of Keith Anderson and Bob Hitchcock who perished after their aircraft, the "Kookabur ..

 ◉ Lyons Cottage
Also known as British Australian Telegraph House, Lyons Cottage is an early example of Darwin architecture. Located on the Esplanade overlooking the harbour, Lyons Cottage is the only remaining example of co ..

 ◉ Lyons Cottage | Open
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Part museum, part shop, part tourism hub, this beautiful stone cottage on the Esplanade is well worth a visit. Lyons Cottage is the only remaining example of colonial bungalow style architecture to be found ..

 ◉ National Trust of Australia
The National Trusts are Australia’s leading conservation organisations. Our mission, which started with the conservation of historic Sydney architecture, has grown to include natural, Indigenous and cultural ..