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National Vietnam Veterans Museum

25 Veterans Dr, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
+61 3 5956 6400
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25 Veterans Dr, Newhaven, Phillip Island, Victoria 3925, Australia
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"sound and light show"
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"on display"
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"phillip island"
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"great insight"
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"worth a visit"
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"men and women"
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"nui dat"
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"great collection"
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"great tribute"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really fabulous displays. Lovely to see the veterans talking to everyone. The light and sound show was really special and very well put together. Plus an excellent coffee at the Nui Dat cafe was a great way to end the visit.More

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind reveiw. We are fortunate to have Vietnam veterans amongst our volunteer tour guides and they are always happy to talk to visitors. The holographic Light & Sound Show is the best way to get an overview of the causes and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with RSL club and had a great day. This place is run by dedicated volunteers and Vietnam veterans who were actually there so their knowledge was outstanding. Sound and light show explains how and why Australia became involved and how it affected us as...More

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We are so fortunate to have such passionate volunteers who are ready to share their knowledge with visitors. The Museum is constantly growing and expanding with new exhibits. Plans are in place to raise funds for a new and...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a great museum depicting the Vietnam War and those who served in it. It is at the Phillip Island Airport. Where you park there are two planes outside to look at. After buying tickets we are escorted into the museum by one of...More

1  Thank Fiona S
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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your insightful review of our Museum. We appreciate the time you have taken to make these comments and appreciate your visit here. There are many stories to read and we have over 40,000 memorabilia and artefacts. It needs at least two hours...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

Our grandkids school visited the museum recently and we visited while staying with friends. The museum has a large collection of artifacts. We visited Lon Tan memorial and Nue Dat during a recent visit to Viet Nam so our time at the museum meant so...More

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Thanks for taking the time to review our Museum. Many visitors are suprised by the size and extensive range of of our displays. The holographic Light & Sound Show is one of the highlights of the Museum. It's a great way to start your visit...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

What a awesome job the people have done with this museum it has to be the best I’ve seen. It was very moving and very well presented and displayed great for families with baby’s/prams. Definitely a place to visit first when in town we would...More

1  Thank Aaron S
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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for your great comments. It certainly is easy to move around and especially for visitors with prams and wheelchairs. We have a lift which allows eay access to the mezzanine level so visitors can see our exhibition gallery as well. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Drove by this museum on our way to Cowes and were keen to go inside and explore. We were completely blown away by the experience. So much to learn and understand about the longest war in Australia’s history. Particularly fascinated by the artwork by vet...More

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thank you for your insightful comments. Just an update for you, the Vietnam War is not now the longest war in Australia's history. It is the war in Afghanistan. We are fortunate to have some outstanding exhibits and works of art. Visitors always leave with...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

So much to see and do at this Museum. Vets who are willing to share their experience of the war and tell the children how the artillery worked. The children aged 7 and 11 also got to sit in the helicopter that flew in the...More

1  Thank Kristi-Lee H
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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. We really appreciate it. We are very fortunate to have some Vietnam veterans amongst our volunteers who are very good in sharing their experiences. What a thrill your children would have enjoyed sitting in the...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

We were amazed when we walked in and saw how big the place was. Packed with fantastic memorabilia and wonderful historical information. Well worth the money. Would recommend to anyone interested in history.More

Thank Joanne S
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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback. We really appreciate it. Looks are deceptive and most people don't expect the Museum to be as big as it is. We have over an acre under roofline with 4 full sized helicopters, a Canberra Bomber, Centurion Tank,...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Had a wonderful day so much to see. It is excellent and well worth a visit. We spent over 3 hours there and will definitely go back again.A big thankyou to the volunteers that work there very friendly and helpful.

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks for your positive feedback. We usually recommend at least 2 hours for a visit, but most visitors end up staying a lot longer. There are over 20,000 artefacts to look at and so many stories to read. Thank you for visiting the Museum.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We took our two children there aged 14 and 17 it was a very good display and we got to meet Len a Vietnam veteran. It was quite emotional talking to him. He was a top bloke and told us a few stories and explained...More

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nvvm, Public Relations Manager at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2018

Thanks for your great comments. Len is a wonderful volunteer and is so full of knowledge and information which he is happy to share. We are fortunate to have some amazing volunteers, some of whom are Vietnam veterans. Thank you for visiting our Museum.

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