See, experience and learn through the wonder of technology as this facility brings history to life.

The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin, and many of the experiences and stories of what happened that day are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology.

Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942.

  • Life size hologram of Rear Admiral Etheridge Grant was the Commanding Officer of the USS William B Preston narrates his own version of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour.
  • Interactive story telling mini ghosts. Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima who answer selected questions from a touch panel.
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour. This production is the pinnacle of a movie production for VR. Never before seen production of this magnitude.
  • Full size replica Japanese Zero aircraft hangs from the ceiling.
  • Replica of Camilla the Flying Boat that escaped from Darwin Harbour and its story.
  • Window of 1942 and aerial view of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that comes to life showing the bombing and aircraft fire of the first raid.
  • Story Boards that provide very informative reading and pictures of what took place on February 19th 1942.
Suitable for: 
Primary
Secondary
Year 8
Year 9
Year 10
Year 11
Year 12
Amenities: 
Wirelesss internet
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Physical Address: 
The Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin Tourist Facility
45 Stokes Hill Road, Stokes Hill Wharf
Darwin NT 0800
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Phone Number: 
08 8983 5700
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Opening Timings: 
Monday to Sunday 9.30am – 6.00pm Last Tour 5.00pm Public Holidays 10am – 3pm Last Tour 2.00pm Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday