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Royal Flying Doctor Service

Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service

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  • Admission to Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Learn about Bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Heroic tales of the birth & growth of the RFDS
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Includes headset audio translation
  • History of the Royal Flying Doctor Service
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The Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service gives visitors a fascinating insight into two episodes of Australian history. Learn the history of the iconic Royal Flying Doctor Service and the shocking Bombing of Darwin in 1942 through an interactive virtual reality experience. Step inside this incredible facility and strap on the virtual reality headset to watch the drama unfold before your eyes on that fateful day in February 1942. Relive history as it is brought to life in a never before seen movie production. The museum also houses a full size Japanese Zero aircraft that hangs from the ceiling and interactive story boards, touchscreens and holograms of Commanding Officers that narrate their own version of events of the bombing. Visitors can also learn more about the activities of the aero medical service that has been helping Australians since 1939.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is a must see for locals and visitors alike to understand a piece of Australian history presented in an informative yet entertaining way. Audio headset translations are available in a variety of languages including Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese. The facility is open 7 days a week from 9.30am to 6pm. Purchase your tickets to the Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service online here today!

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  • General Admission to Darwin Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Provides an insight into the history of the the Bombing of Darwin Harbour and Royal Flying Doctor Service
  • Experience and learn through the wonder of technology
  • Lean about iconic story the Bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Enjoy the heroic tales of the birth and growth of the RFDS
  • Relive the drama of the Bombing of Darwin Harbour that rocked Australia in 1942
  • Includes headset audio translation in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese
  • Many of the experiences and stories are learnt through the most modern and exciting technology
  • Virtual Reality of the bombing of Darwin Harbour
  • Self-guided tours - friendly staff available to assist and answer any questions

Highlights

  • The bombing of the harbour brought destruction to the city of Darwin
  • Insight on the medical operations in the Northern Territory in 1939
  • Learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS’s pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses, and the experiences of the patients
  • First iconic story is the Royal Flying Doctor Service known throughout Australia as the RFDS
  • Life size hologram of John Flynn the Founder of the Flying Doctor Service tells his story of the birth and growth of the RFDS. Includes headset audio translation in Japanese, German, French and Simplified Chinese
  • Touchscreen Portals allow the visitor to learn about the history and the activities of the RFDS pilots, engineers, doctors and nurses
  • 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
  • Meet Prime Minister John Curtin and Japanese Pilot Hajime Toyoshima who answer selected questions from a touch panel
  • 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

Time

  • Royal Flying Doctor Service Darwin is located at 45 Stokes Hill Road, Darwin City, 0800
  • Opens Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 6pm (last entry 5pm)
  • Public Holidays 10am - 3pm (last entry 2pm)
  • Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
  • Allow 1 - 2 hours to enjoy the exhibit

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of entry
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
Need help? Contact our friendly customer support service. 1300 935 532 Help Code: 1CA2-32DE
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