Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering

The Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering conserves, preserves and displays the collection of the Corps of the Royal Australian Engineers and the Royal Australian Survey Corps.

The rich and proud history of the Royal Australian Engineers is displayed across a large open gallery where visitors can see equipment, artefacts and stories of the engineers and their achievements at home and overseas.

The museum's unique galleries showcase smaller collection pieces and provide a comprehensive insight into the life of the Sapper since colonial times.

The museum is co-located with the Australian Army Military Police Museum. Both can be covered in a one-day visit.

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. It also supports work experience and museum studies internships. Please contact the museum for further information. 

Opening hours

The museum is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 3 pm. Booking is essential.

Entry requirements

There are security restrictions that govern access to the museum as it is located within Holsworthy Barracks.

  • Visits must be arranged 48 hours in advance (this is a base requirement).
  • All visitors aged 16 years and older must provide current, non-electronic, government issued photographic identification (eg. driver's licence, passport, Proof of Age card etc.).

Admission is free.