Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

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Australian Aviation Heritage Centre
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Coordinates 12°25′30″S 130°53′45″E / 12.4251°S 130.8957°E / -12.4251; 130.8957
Type Aerospace museum

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre displays aircraft and aircraft engines of relevance to the Northern Territory and aviation in Australia generally. It is located in Darwin, Northern Territory.[1]


The Museum's origins can be traced to 1976 when a group of enthusiasts sought to preserve aviation relics after the destruction of Cyclone Tracy. The present museum was opened in 1990.[2][3]


Boeing B-52G bomber on display at the Australian Aviation Heritage Centre

The museum has on display a Boeing B-52G bomber, which museum visitors are allowed to enter and examine.[4] It is on permanent loan from the United States Air Force and is one of only two on public display in the world outside the USA.[5][6] There is also a bomb fragment dating to a WWII air raid on Darwin which museum visitors may handle.[4]

Aircraft on display[edit]

Aircraft engines on display[edit]

The following aircraft engines are also on static display:[12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Rough Guide to Australia. Rough Guides. 1 April 2014. pp. 603–. ISBN 978-1-4093-7223-3. 
  2. ^ Alford, Bob (2011). Darwin's air war, 1942-1945 : an illustrated history commemorating the Darwin air raids. Darwin: The Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory. ISBN 9780980771305. 
  3. ^ "AHSNT History". Archived from the original on 18 August 2013. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c d Templemen, Tiana (16 August 2014). "Darwin with kids: Top holiday activities to keep the whole family entertained". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "AHSNT B52 Details". Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  6. ^ Lee Mylne; Marc Llewellyn; Ron Crittall and Lee Atkinson (12 October 2010). Frommer's Australia 2011. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-1-118-00398-5. 
  7. ^ "RAAF F-111 Joins USAF B-52 at Australian Aviation Heritage Centre in Darwin" 25 June 2013. Warbirds News Retrieved 9 April 2016
  8. ^ "Pilots of tomorrow take a look at their future office at Top End aviation open day". NT News.
  9. ^ Bolton, Katrina (5 October 2012). "F-111 fighter to land at Darwin aviation museum". ABC News. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  10. ^ Conlan, Matt (25 August 2013). "Darwin aviation museum receives retired F111". News International. Retrieved 4 October 2013. [permanent dead link]
  11. ^ Marc Llewellyn; Lee Mylne (16 June 2008). Australia For Dummies. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 12–. ISBN 978-0-470-28980-8. 
  12. ^ "AHSNT Aircraft engines on display". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 

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