Army Museum of North Queensland

The Army Museum of North Queensland sits proudly at the centre of Jezzine Barracks, Kissing Point. Jezzine Barracks has been home to Australian military units for over 120 years, and has been redeveloped into a 15-hectare heritage precinct. The museum collects, preserves, and exhibits objects and stories associated with the history of the Australian Army in North Queensland.

The museum is comprised of three galleries.

Gallery one focuses on the history of the Australian Army in North Queensland from the late 1800’s until the end of the Boer War. Displays include a colonial officer's tent and stories about the defence of North Queensland during the Shearer’s Strike.

Gallery two focuses on World Wars I and II, displaying the honour boards from both conflicts. Stories of North Queensland soldiers during the Great War and the effects of World War Two on the Townsville region are enhanced by interactive displays. The gallery includes interactive World War One trench and western front tunnels, and gun emplacements used in Townsville during World War Two.

Gallery three focuses on more recent and contemporary conflicts including Korea, Vietnam, East Timor, Solomon Islands and the Middle East. Displays include a Korean War command bunker, a gun position from South-East Asian conflicts and a kids command centre play area.

The museum operates a small shop managed by volunteer staff. Visitors can purchase memorabilia, books and stationary. 

Donations of memorabilia and historical artefacts are gratefully accepted in accordance with the museum’s collection policy.

The museum relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers. Please contact the museum for further information.

Opening hours

The museum is open:

  • Wednesday 9 am to 1 pm
  • Friday 9 am to 1 pm
  • Sunday 9 am to 1 pm.

Entry requirements

Backpacks are not permitted inside the museum.

Admission is free, donations are welcome.

Visit the website for more information about displays, tours and visitor information.