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Regional Museums

Our museums are located throughout Australia. Information about about each museum, their collection, location and times they are open are detailed below.

Australian Army Museum of North Queensland

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

The Museum comprises of three galleries:

GALLERY ONE~ Colonial Era

  • Late 1800’s establishment of defence in North Queensland & Kissing Point Fort history.
  • Shearer’s Strike & the Boer War.

GALLERY TWO~ World Wars I & II

  • Imposing Honour Boards.
  • Interactive WWI trench & Western Front tunnels.
  • Gun emplacements used in Townsville during WWII.
  • Lieutenant General Sir John Lavarack’s medals

GALLERY THREE~ Post 1945

  • Korean War command bunker.
  • Gun positions from Vietnam and South-East Asian conflicts.
  • 1975 & Beyond conflicts.
  • Kids Command Centre play area 

 

Free admission, donations welcome. Backpacks are not permitted inside the museum.

The Museum relies on donations to develop displays and care for the collection. Memorabilia is gratefully accepted in accordance with our collection policy.

The Museum also relies heavily on the efforts of volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at AMNQ please contact the Museum.

Phone/Fax: (07) 4721 1495 
Email: army_museum_nq [at] bigpond.com 
Manager: 
Ph: 0467 734 749 
PO Box 381, Belgian Gardens 
Queensland, Australia 4810

Open: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

 

Army Museum of Western Australia

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in Western Australia. The barracks were built between 1910 and 1913 to house the artillerymen tasked with the defence of the Port of Fremantle. There is a range of galleries depicting the history of WA servicemen and women overseas and on the home front from colonial times through war and peacekeeping, including current operations.

Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle, WA, 6160 
Ph: (08) 9430 2535 
Fax: (08) 9430 2519 
Email: info [at] armymuseumwa.com.au
Website: www.armymuseumwa.com.au 

Open: Wednesday to Sunday inclusive from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Last entry at 1:00 pm.
Group bookings can be arranged for Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

 

Army Museum of South Australia

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in South Australia. A significant part of the collection is the "Grey Collection" - recognised as one of the most important collection of badges in Australia. The museum also houses the following collections: Royal South Australian Regiment Historical Collection, 3rd Forward General Hospital Collection, 144th Signal Squadron Historical Collection, SA Artillery collection & S.A.M.R collection (South Australian Mounted Rifles).

Gate 4, Keswick Barracks, ANZAC Highway, Keswick, SA, 5035

For general or research enquiries:
Ph: (08) 8305 6374 or (08) 8305 6021 
Fax: (08) 8305 6393 

Functions and Tours: 
Ph: 0438 875 900

Email: amosafunctions [at] gmail.com (subject: Query%20about%20Amosa%20Museum%20from%20the%20Army%20Website)
Website: www.amosa.org.au 

Open: Sunday 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Heritage Walks: Sunday by appointment.
Guided tours are available by arranged appointment, and can be conducted outside of the above hours. 

 

Army Museum of Tasmania

Collects, preserves and exhibits the history of the Australian Army in Tasmania. Housed in Anglesea Barrack’s original military prison.

Anglesea Barracks, Davey Street, Hobart, TAS 7000 
Ph: (03) 6237 7160 
Fax: (03) 6237 7290 

Website: www.militarymuseumtasmania.org.au

Open: Tuesday through to Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. 
Group tours: by prior appointment.

 

Australian Army Museum of New South Wales

The museum is located at Victoria Barracks, about 3km east of the Sydney CBD in the trendy suburb of Paddington. The main focus of the museum is to tell the story of the Army in New South Wales, from 1788 with the arrival of the First Fleet and the foundation of the Colony of NSW, all the way up to present day conflicts and peace-keeping operations that the Australian Army has been involved in.

 

Victoria Barracks, Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021. Entry to museum is at the rear of the barracks via the Pass Office, located off Moore Park Road.


E: aam.nsw [at] defence.gov.au (for museum bookings)

E: secretary [at] armymuseumnsw.com.au (for research enquires)

P: (02) 8335 5330 (Manned Thursday only)

Bookings essential for groups over 10 persons.

 

Open

Thursday: 10:00am – 2.30pm (last entry 1:45pm)

 

NOTE: On Thursday the Corps of Guides conduct a tour of the barracks prior to visiting the museum. There is only one tour, it starts at 10:00am.

Tour attendees need to be at the Pass Office by 9:30am-9:45am for processing through security. Visitors MUST HAVE CURRENT PHOTO ID.

 

First Sunday of the month: 10:00am – 2.30pm (last entry 1:45pm)

 

NOTE: Tour of the barracks conducted by museum staff.  Tours start from 10:00am. Last tour starts at 1:00pm

 

Museum entry fee: AUD$5.00. Children 18 and under free. ADF members free.  Payment: Cash only, no credit or debit cards.  Barracks tour: No cost.

 

Army Museum South Queensland

Army Museum South Queensland is the official Army museum related to all corps and units in South Queensland. The  Museum collects, conserves and interprets military history from Colonial times to current campaigns.

The Museum is located in the oldest existing military barracks in Queensland dating from 1864. Victoria Barracks Brisbane is a heritage-listed site containing many reminders of early life in the colony and classic examples of 19th century barracks architecture. The Barracks is still in use today as a Tri-Service institution.

The Museum gallery is currently closed. Special interest exhibitions are mounted in the 1864 Officers’ Mess throughout the year. The Museum conducts Barracks Tours on Wednesdays during which the exhibitions can be viewed. Barracks tours include exhibition viewing, historic presentation, silver service Devonshire Tea, guided Barracks Tour and souvenir booklet.

Victoria Barracks, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, QLD 
Ph: (07) 3233 4531 
Fax: (07) 3233 4308

Open: Barracks Tours conducted Wednesdays 9:15 am to 12:00 pm. Bookings are essential. All names & vehicle registrations required one week in advance.

Fort Queenscliff Museum

Fort Queenscliff, in Victoria, Australia, dates from 1860 when an open battery was constructed to defend the entrance to Port Phillip Bay. The museum was established to show the significance of the Fort in the local, state and national context and to provide a centre for historical research. The ultimate objective of the Fort Queenscliff Museum is a fully restored Fort and the development of a museum which will allow visitors to tour the Fort and inspect a multitude of indoor and outdoor displays.

Fort Queenscliff, King Street, Queenscliff, VIC 3225 
Ph: (03) 5258 1488 
Fax: (03) 5258 1788 

Email: queenscliff.museum [at] defence.gov.au
Website: www.fortqueenscliff.com.au 

Open: Guided tours on both Saturday / Sunday, School and Public Holidays at 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm. There is an additional tour at 11:00 am during the September and December/January school holidays. Other times by appointment.

Gates open 10 minutes prior to tours.

Due to the current security arrangements at this site photo identification is required for entry. 

 

Last updated
1 October 2019
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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