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Army Museum of Western Australia

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Address: Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9430 2535
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Description: The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum which showcases...
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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Lots of army verhicles

We took our two grandsons here age 13 and 11 ,they were fascinated with the displays,and went into the bunkers as they would have done during the war,and pretended to fire the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We took our two grandsons here age 13 and 11 ,they were fascinated with the displays,and went into the bunkers as they would have done during the war,and pretended to fire the weapons

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We arrived on the dot of 10:30 for the scheduled opening time and were greeted with enthusiastic volunteers who took us around outside (which they don't have to) before going in. We then walked around with our own guide for over an hour and a half listening to stories and tales of our military history. It was extremely interesting and... More 

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David A, Public Relations Manager at Army Museum of Western Australia, responded to this review

Thank you Nicole for your support and acknowledgement of the Volunteers input into your visit. Yes the Volunteers do enjoy engaging with the Public and we hope that it is a win win situation for our Members and the Visitors. It is a situation brought about by the heightened security measures in today’s world but has resulted in turning a... More 

Watheroo, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

The treasures are not just the exhibits. They are the guides who moonlight as experts, restorers, history buffs and so much more. I phoned ahead - a good idea and you do need to be on time. What a welcome. The guided tour was so comprehensive, informative but we barely scratched the surface. The displays excellent, the knowledge of the... More 

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David A, Public Relations Manager at Army Museum of Western Australia, responded to this review

Louise A great review and very much appreciated by the “Living treasures or fossils”. It is not often that you can visit a Museum and personally relate to the exhibits, as when you think about it there would be a component of the displays that would have occurred in even visiting children’s lifetimes, so it is quite unique and can... More 

Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I took my 3 young children (all under 6- yikes what was I thinking you may ask) to the Army museum on the back of a recommendation from a friend. Due to new security measures, entry is only allowed strictly at either 10:30am or 1pm SHARP. Make sure you carry ID for all adults, as you are gaining access to... More 

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David A, Public Relations Manager at Army Museum of Western Australia, responded to this review

Firstly apologies to everyone else who have taken the time to review the Army Museum of Western Australia on Trip Advisor. Unfortunately in the change of Administrators, access to the management side of Trip Advisor was not previously possible as the passwords etc were not available. Thank you Brocko for your excellent review together with the compliments of our Volunteer... More 

Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The old Artillery Barracks in Fremantle (port of Perth) is a must see. The National War Memorial in Canberra stands alone as the best in Australia and one of the best in the world. Most West Aussies(sand gropers) don't have an opportunity ti visit our Nations Capital but WA has fine museums and memorials that are well worth visiting. ANZAC... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Where to start? From the minute I walked in, to the minute I left all the staff were helpful and friendly. Good anecdotes and good explanations of the exhibits. Highlight for me were the 3 Victoria cross and the stories behind them. Cheers to everyone

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Perth WA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Nice setting for a tribute to our fallen servicemen and servicewomen. Panoramic view of Fremantle, close suburbs and Rottnest Island (on a clear day).

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very interesting you need time to appreciate it all Guides very knowledgeable and definatly worth chatting too Very reasonably priced Good day out

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Perth, Australia
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14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The museum opens from Wednesday to Sunday only. There is 2 guided tour a day, 10:30am and 1pm. It's $10 per adult. The tour is approx 2hrs. There is plenty of things to see but not enough time. The museum is very informative but you may have to come back a couple of times to really read through everything. Overall... More 

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Albany, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

A quick 10 minute walk from our Hotel - The Tradewinds. Opens around 11 am. Reasonable admission prices but you need photo ID to get in (Something to do with the heightened Security rating for military properties). The voluntary guides are excellent and the one we had possessed an encyclopediac knowledge of the displays and added anecdotal snippets about many... More 

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Address: Address: Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9430 2535
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Western Australia  >  Greater Perth  >  Fremantle

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