Buy a unique souvenir or relax with a cool drink.
The Shop has a large range of local and regional historical books covering all aspects of history and aviation in the Northern Territory. We have the largest range of aviation history books in Darwin. Visitors may browse our book shelves at leisure or ask the Museum staff for assistance.
There is a collection of tea towels and popular T-shirts and caps, other smaller souvenirs that you may wish to purchase for loved ones or friends at home.
We also have a collection of various postcards, and a large range of local and regional history books on sale.
Our Gift Shop is air-conditioned for the comfort of all our visitors.
There is a range of soft drinks and ice-creams AND real brewed coffee. EFTPOS is also available.
Don’t forget that little something to buy before you leave.
Special items for sale
Darwins Air War 1942-1945 An Illustrated History commemorating Darwin’s Air Raids
Published by the Aviation Historical Society, this revised edition of the “Darwin’s Airwar” by Bob Alford is now available. This edition has been completely re-written with new source material and photographs. It is indexed and referenced, and is an invaluable source of information on the air war over North Australia during World War II.
Sale: Buy this book now for $42 (normal price $55). Note that the postage quote is for sales within Australia. For overseas postage, please contact the shop.
Radar Gunner, by Dick Dakeyne
Just published (November 2014). This is Dick’s account of flying with B-24 Liberator bomber squadrons based at Fenton airstrip – including the 380th Bombardment Group – near Darwin during World War II. He was a gunner as well as a radar countermeasures operator, and he tells of living with the Americans, of record breaking missions lasting up to 16 hours, loss of planes, and also loss of fellow servicemen. This is a good read, and there is a lot packed into a small book to enjoy. Only $25.
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The Battle of Australia
This video gives a graphic insight into the war against the Japanese in North Australia in World War II. It contains video footage from the first air raid on Darwin and original footage from Japanese archives.
This is an extended version of the video showing continuously in the Museum.
This is the untold story of the violent devastation of a town, a test of the resolve of a nation and the sudden frightening impact of warfare for the first time on Australian soil.
The Darwin Aviation Museum Boeing B-52
The awesome B-52 Stratofortress powered by eight turbojets, a wingspan of 56 meters, 48 meters long, standing over 12 meters high has an operational weight in excess of 225,000 kg.
This aircraft dubbed the Glossie Aussie before its final flight now sits quietly within the Darwin Aviation Museum.
Price: Only $15
Many models of aeroplanes are stocked – ready for the enthusiast model builder.