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Army Museum of Western Australia

Burt Street | Artillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
+61 8 9430 2535
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The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum which showcases Western Australia's role in the various conflicts in which Australia has participated. Saying that it also brings to the front Australia's role in the many conflicts that have seen an involvement by Australian armed forces. The Museum occupies the whole of the 1912 Artillery Barracks site, which in itself is a significant historical building and is heritage listed. There are many Galleries situated on the ground floor and upper floor in addition to other displays in out buildings and the front parade ground show cases a large number of Army vehicles from many periods. Some of the Galleries cover Pre 1914, WW1, WW1 Middle East, POW, WW2 Middle East Greece and Africa, WW2 Pacific War, Post WW2 conflicts. There are more! Visits for the public are conducted at 10:30am and 1:00pm each day, from Wednesday through to Sunday. Visits take approximately two hours and are escorted. All adult visitors to the museum must have the appropriate photo ID. The Museum is run in the main by Curatorial and Guide Volunteers. Well worth a look, you will be surprised at the content and layout of the displays. Western Australia, being so isolated has a reputation for building excellent Museums as the population are a bit restricted in being able to visit the Eastern States facilities. One thing that comes through from visitors comments to this page and the actual Museum visitors is to allow a good two hours for your visit, that is the minimum to cover the full displays.
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Burt Street | Artillery Barracks, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second best military museum in Australia, a hidden gem! The displays and vehicles were extraordinary, made all the better with the volunteer guides to explain how each war involved not only Australian but also the West Australian service personnel.

Thank David R
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We went out of way to visit this museum on a punt that it would be good. So glad we made the effort it was very enlightening.

Thank OE2PD
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

very well organised museum located on army land. gate may appear closed but its not. Take care that last entry is 1.30 with closure at 3. Volunters throughout the museum will assist. entry fee. see wen for full details

Thank Europahol
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Off the beaten track getting there but worth the walk. No the usual place to visit as you have to have a guide seeing that it is still a working military base. Never the less worth a visit.

Thank Voshed
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The exhibits in the AMWA medals , vehicles, artifacts, photos and fighting weapons of WA persons involved in conflicts in the last two centuries.

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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Found this museum on google. Well worth a visit. You will spent quite a while here going through the history of Australia and its involvement in various wars. Great exhibition and super friendly volunteers to guide you. You will not be disappointed.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I've visited military museums around the world and found the Army Museum of Western Australia among the best. Our guide, Ray, added another dimension to the excellent displays of Australia's military history. He's actually hiked the Kokoda Track and walked the Gallopoli battlefields. It was...More

Thank DouglasCN51
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This museum retraces Australia's military history from its early colonial militia units to modern peace keeping missions. Displays are very well done, explanatory notes are concise and informative. Guided tours are free and worthwhile if you don't have much time on hand. Guides are very...More

Thank Michel A
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A really interesting place to visit with a comprehensive collection of items covering Australian military history. The displays are well presented and the information included with the displays is excellent. Our guide was very good and made the tour very interesting with his little anecdotes...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A wonderful display of Army history. Well set out. Our free volunteer guide was excellent. Allow at least 2 hours for this visit. Well worth the small entry fee.

Thank Jennifer A
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David B
5 May 2017|
Response from louorange | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately I cant remember a particular exhibit purely focusing on the bands as the exhibits are set up within the theaters of each war.