Army Museum Of Western AustraliaCurrently Closed
- Address: Artillery Barracks Burt St, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
- Timings: 10:30 am - 01:00 pm Details
- Phone: +618-94302535
- Ticket Price: 10 AUD
- Tags: Military Museum, Family And Kids
Army Museum Of Western Australia - Review
The Army museum proudly holds souvenirs from Australia’s proud military history. Educative and informative, it holds a huge collection of publicly donated military heritage items. It is housed in the Artillery Barracks which itself has a fascinating history of being the longest occupied military site in Western Australia.
Army Museum Of Western Australia Ticket Prices
- Children 7 AUD, Family 20 AUD.
How To reach Army Museum Of Western Australia by Public Transport
- Buses No 103, 106, 107 and 111 pass Burt Street
Restaurants Near Army Museum Of Western Australia
- Bengal Indian Restaurant
- Hubbles Yard Cafe
- George Street Bistro
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Army Museum Of Western Australia, Fremantle Reviews
Great outing as a family with older kids (upper primary and teens.) So much to see! Loads and loads of exhibits. Our personal tour guide took us from exhibition to exhibition and he was a wealth of knowledge. Displays about the history of the Western Australian Army dating from Colonial times, Boer War, World One and two, Korea, Vietnam to Afghanistan, amongst other wars. So many historical artifacts. First visit and spent two hours. Great service and interesting exhibits.
Attended the WA book launch of ‘The Victoria Cross, Australia Remembers’ – Hear the stories behind the stories of Australia’s 100 Victoria Cross Recipients from the Author Michael C. Madden. My Great, Great Uncle Lieutenant Frederick Bell was the 1st WA winner of this award for bravery. The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the United Kingdom honours system. It is awarded for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy".
The Army Museum of WA was established in 1977 and was originally located in the nineteenth Century building “Dilhorn” situated in Bulwer Street, Perth, which had been in use by the Army since 1952. This heritage listed building was subsequently sold privately by Department of Defence in 2001. The museum was relocated to the Artillery Barracks site in Burt Street Fremantle in 1995. This entire precinct has been heritage listed with several of the buildings having historical significance. The initial aim was to open a new gallery every year leading up to 2001, the year of the centenary of federation and the forming of the Australian Commonwealth Military Forces. Each gallery reflects the Army in Western Australia and Western Australian’s service within the army from the colonial period through to the present day. The museum currently has five established galleries and a static display of vehicles and other military hardware located on the parade ground and in adjacent buildings. In addition to the public displays of army memorabilia and artefacts a wide range of photographs, letters, general correspondence and other items of significance to Western Australian army history are also held by the museum. In 2000 the Army Museum of WA was faced with the prospect of having to be relocated once again due to plans for the Artillery Barracks site at Burt Street being sold off by the Federal Government. A successful “Save the Barracks” campaign was initiated to gain support for the retention of the barracks site as a heritage precinct remaining in Public ownership and for the museum to remain at this site. After lengthy negotiations the Commonwealth Government has agreed that the Museum can remain at the Barracks under special licensing arrangements. Currently the museum is supported by 3 part-time Army personnel, around 120 active volunteers, and 60 financial Foundation members.
One of the best military museums I've ever been to. There's so much on display that it would definitely take multiple visits to feel like you've appreciated it all. Incredible artifacts on display that will interest anybody. The tours are mandatory from what I understand, but the guides are brilliant and a absolute trove of information! Well worth the $12 fee. Don't miss out this museum on your visit.
Nice info, had guide walk us through the museum so great service and plenty to learn there.