Katherine Outback Heritage Museum

Katherine Outback Heritage Museum documents the region's social history. The major exhibit is the original Flying Doctor plane, a Gypsy Moth flown by Dr Clyde Fenton.

The Museum building was originally constructed as an air terminal for the region during World War II, and now contains an eclectic collection of artifacts, photographs, maps and pioneer memorabilia in an informative museum. As well as Aboriginal artifacts from the region, the museum houses photographs, furniture, home wares, tools ranging in date from the late-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century and aviation and Overland Telegraph artifacts. Outdoor and undercover exhibits illustrate a rich heritage of ingenuity in rural machinery and household equipment.


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Opening hours are 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm Saturdays and 2pm to 5pm Sundays; closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and New Years Day. During the dry season, which in the Northern Territory, is considered to be May through to October - the museum's tea room offers morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea to purchase.

Location: old Katherine Airport, Lot 2922 Gorge Road, Katherine. Ph (08) 8972 3945.

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