museum Overview

Darwin Aviation Museum

Entry Fee: FREE

'All Hours' Virtual Tour pass

The Darwin Aviation Museum was established in 1976 by a small group of enthusiasts. Located on the western side of the international airport it boasts a steadily growing collection of military and civilian aviation exhibits and houses a large air-conditioned café /shop.

The prime exhibit is a US Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, “Darwins Pride” which is one of only three on display outside of the USA. In our Virtual Museum Tour, you can step inside this and all the other aircraft and look around in amazing detail with our 360° HD images.

Also housed in the museum is a WWII North American B-25 Mitchell, a confirmed combat veteran, the wreck of a Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero that was shot down in The Bombing Of Darwin in February 1942, just 43 days after it participated in the Pearl Harbor raid, as well as relics of allied and Japanese aircraft also shot down over Darwin.

Fast jets feature prominently with the General Dynamics F-111, Dassault Mirage and Avon Sabre (RAAF F-86 equivalent) in the exhibition hall.

Rotary wing aircraft include Westland Wessex, Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra, Bell 47 and a Gyrocopter.

Every year the museum holds an 'Open Cockpit Day' where the public are permitted access into a selection of aircraft on display, but on our Virtual Tours, every day is an Open Cockpit day!

We also take you on a tour of the workshop and storage area to see what’s in the restoration process as well as some of the amazing relics, still to be restored and displayed.

Come step inside one of Australia’s premier aviation and aerospace museums today!


Floor Plans with 360 locations

Museum Workshop and Storage  


Museum Address:

dam logo webAddress: 557 Stuart Highway, Winnellie, Darwin

Phone: +61 8 8947 2145

Established: 1988



  • Aero Commander
  • Auster J-5P Autocar
  • Avon Sabre
  • Bell AH-1 Huey Cobra Helicopter
  • Bell 47 Helicopter
  • Boeing B-52 Stratofortress “Darwins Pride”
  • Curtiss P-40
  • Dassault Mirage
  • De Havilland Dove
  • De Havilland Tiger Moth
  • General Dynamics F-111
  • Gyrocopter
  • Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero (Wreck)
  • Mitsubishi MU-2
  • North American B-25 Mitchell “Hawg Mouth”
  • Supermarine Spitfire MkVIII (Replica)
  • Ultralights
  • Westland Wessex Helicopter
  • Bombing of Darwin
  • Australian Aviatrixes
  • Air Races - England to Australia
  • WWII – RAAF and USAAF in the Top End


This section is currently under development.

We welcome all comments and thoughts on what educators would like to see in this section so we can tailor the resources for you.


Vuseum acknowledges the contributions of the following people and organisations.

Narrative Plaques

Museum staff and volunteers


Mr Robert Alford

Cicada Studio


Mr Robert Alford


Mr Robert Alford


Museums Australia


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