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National Vietnam Veterans Museum

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Address: 25 Veterans Dr, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
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US$126.69*
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Bigger than we thought & very informative

My Husband and I visited recently and really enjoyed looking at everything and learning more about the war. You start off with a 15 minute movie with a virtual diorama that gives... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Teigan A
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My Husband and I visited recently and really enjoyed looking at everything and learning more about the war. You start off with a 15 minute movie with a virtual diorama that gives you an overview of the war and then you continue on to look at all of the exhibits. The volunteers really seemed to enjoy working there and talking... More 

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Bogangar, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As travellers to Vietnam and visitors to the war museums in Saigon and Hanoi we were immediately interested when we drove past the museum on our way to Cowes in early April. As avid reviewers we checked out Trip Advisor and decided this was a must do on our way home. This museum did not disappoint and deserves all the... More 

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit and learn more about the Vietnam war and what our poor Vets went through. There is a great 'sights and sounds' exhibition to relax and learn through.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Museum. The holographic Light & Sound Show is a great way to start a visit to the Museum. It gives a good overview of the causes and consequences of the Vietnam War. It engages people of all ages and is full of information. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were unsure what to expect when we arrived but once we were inside we were pleasantly surprised. The sound and light show was a good introduction into what we would see in the museum. Our children aged 4,7 & 9 all gained a lot from the experience. It was great to see so many massive air And land vehicles... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great comments. It's good to hear that your children gained so much from the visit. We have a school holiday quiz, which is currently available. This poses 6 questions for children and adults to answer. It helps introduce information to the children and its a fun quiz. The tunnel exhibit is really interesting, especially the diorama... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very well done audio visual display gives you a brief insight into the role Australia played in the Vietnam war. Then you walk through amazing displays. View the fragile looking Sioux helicopter. My eight year old described the cobra helicopter as 'beautiful but creepy' This place should be three times the size and I hear it soon will be. If... More 

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nvvm, Front Office Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Museum. We are certainly looking to expand over the next few years, so watch this space. We have 4 full sized helicopters at the Museum, under roofline, including the Sioux, Cobra, Wessex and Huey. We also have a Canberra Bomber inside, amongst other items. Outside is the Grumman Tracker and the Caribou... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for about an hour but could easily have done 2 hours. The gentlemen at the desk were friendly and informative. The museum is easy to move around, full of information, photos and items from the war (both large and small). The audio/visual production at the start was brilliant and emotional. A person could easily spend hours going through all... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We do normally recommend to visitors to allow 2 hours if possible, to look through the Museum. There are over 20,000 artefacts to look at and many stories to read about. We are fortunate to have had many talented Vietnam veterans and volunteers help us in the creation and running of the Museum. Thank... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited The National Vietnam Veterans Museum in July, with a small group of National Servicemen. They opened up just for our visit, so we wandered around and had a really good look about. There was so much to see and really well displayed. The people there were friendly and very helpful. Thank you, everyone walked away and are still... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. I am so pleased you all enjoyed your visit. We have some wonderful volunteers who are happy to help out and answer questions. Our displays are constantly improving and changing. We have 2 exhibitions per year and this is always something interesting to see. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

Oxfordshire, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Being a U.K. resident I knew nothing of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam war until I visited the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne in 2011 so when we planned to visit Phillip Island on our current trip I was determined to visit this museum. Housed in a redundant aircraft hangar at the airfield it is a fitting and moving tribute... More 

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such an insightful review of the Museum. We are the only Museum in Australia soley dedicated to the Vietnam War and tell the stories of those who served and were there in many and varied capacities. Our education program for schools is designed to relate the history to students. The holographic Light & Sound Show is... More 

Horsham
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to have a look and stayed for hours. This is a credit to all of the volunteers. It is well laid out and very very informative. Would go back again next time on the island for another look at what I missed. Can spend hours there. Well done to all concerned.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We often hear that visitors don't have enough time to see everything. The amount of information contained within the Museum is extensive and visitors can easily spend several hours here, plus have a break with a coffee in the Nui Dat Cafe. Thank you for visiting. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

great staff, lots to see and an interesting insight into the War and those who served. As someone born in the 80's, visiting gives a better appreciation of Vietnam

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We are lucky to have great volunteers who enjoy sharing their knowledge with visitors. There are many exhibits to look at and many stories to read. Thank you for visiting the Museum. More 

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