Northern Territory GiovernmentDefence of Darwin Experience

The Defence of Darwin Experience

The Defence of Darwin Experience tells the story of those men and women who lived and worked in Darwin during World War II. More than 40 characters are introduced throughout the exhibitions and visitors have the opportunity to follow each character’s story as they wander through the exhibitions. A full biography for each person is available the final gallery. The exhibitions include a range of multimedia experiences that interpret the history of the Defence of Darwin.

The Bombing of Darwin Experience is a major interpretive theatre production that will give visitors a sense of what it must have been like to have witnessed the first bombing of Darwin on 19 February 1942.

A small temporary exhibition space is included within the facility and will feature different displays rotated on an annual basis.

The final space in the DDE is StoryShare.  This is a unique opportunity for visitors to record a short five minute story that may relate directly the events of World War II in the Northern Territory or as a response to their visit to the Defence of Darwin Experience.