Discover life in Australia's north during wartime through artefacts from Darwin's war history, like artillery pieces; vehicles, uniforms, and models.
The Darwin Military Museum was originally set up as the Northern Territory's first military museum by the Royal Australian Artillery Association NT to exhibit photographs and artefacts from Darwin's war time history, including the bombing of Darwin by the Japanese during World War II. The first of the Japanese air raids on Darwin took place on 19th February 1942 at which time 235 people lost their lives. In all the Japanese launched 64 raids on Darwin over a period of almost two years. Over 300 people were killed as a result of those air raids. The Darwin Military Museum which incorporates the Defence of Darwin Experience tells the story of what happened in Darwin in 1942 and 1943. Come and take a tour of one of Australia's most fascinating military museums and find out the truth of really what happened in 1942.