Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum

Top choice in Broken Hill

This iconic Australian institution has a visitor centre at the airport. There are stirring displays and stories of health innovation and derring-do in the service of those who live and work in remote places (note: this base serves a staggeringly vast area of 640,000 sq km). It's a real eye-opener, and the video is guaranteed to stir emotions. Excellent guided tours run on the hour, providing an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the Flying Doctors' work around the outback.

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