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Army Museum of Western Australia

Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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Ranked #6 of 23 Attractions in Fremantle
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description: The Army Museum Of Western Australia The Army Museum of Western Australia is located in the historic Artillery Barracks in Fremantle which is the... more »
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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I was really impressed by this. There is an indoor display of artefacts covering all of Australia's wars, and an outdoor area with vehicles and guns. What really makes it work are the (presumably volunteer) guides who are on hand to talk you through the exhibits.

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Safety Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Army Museum, housed in the old Fremantle Barracks and manned by extremely friendly and enthusiastic volunteers is a NOT TO BE MISSED place to visit. With a great display of varied army vehicles from convicts past positioned on the grounds around the buildings, its a great introduction to the fantastic collection of information and articles that are housed within.... More

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Perth, Australia
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10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a volountary run museum - as such it is very good - its not the biggest and most posh however it is very informative and has a great feel about it so well done to the volounteers running it and can highly recommend going

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Perth, Australia
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190 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Absolutely loved it. Has a brilliant range of displays of Australia at war, and the staff there are full of amazing knowledge that they are happy to share with you. I could easily lose myself for a whole day absorbing all that this museum offers.

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Kuantan, Malaysia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Once we step foot into the museum compound, the kids can't help running here and there pointing at cannons, mortars, tanks,...It needs half a day to completely digest all the war AU has involved.

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Perth, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Not far out of Fremantle itself, it is not a large museum considering the wars it covers but it is cheap enough to get in with some interesting exhibits, having said that they could do with some serious donations. The paper mache life size figures leave a lot to be desired, they really do look quite ill !! The volunteers... More

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Geraldton, Australia
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157 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Some small time military museums can be somewhat dire. However this one was a surprise. Out on the quadrangle are a slew of military vehicles and artillery pieces and they alone are enough to reel in the military history buff. But beyond that is the bulk of the collection which is gallery upon gallery of displays of Australias military history.... More

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Perth, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

What a great way to spend 2 hours on any afternoon, The staff are friendly and very well informed, Its not on the same scale as the Canberra war museum but there is plenty to see right from the moment you enter the Parade area which boasts an array of military vehicles. There is a small gift shop and wheel... More

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Perth, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This museum is a credit to the volunteers and staff who a preserving WA's links to our military past (and also the present), in a very thoughtful and informative way. My one tip would be to allow plenty of time for your visit as there is such a lot to see. You will be escorted by a friendly tour guide,... More

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Army Museum of WA is situated in the former Artillery Barracks in the port city of Fremantle. It is a beautiful and atmospheric building, open from Wednesday to Sunday and is manned by knowledgeable and enthusiastic volunteers. On opening days there are major pieces of equipment on display on the old parade ground where there is also ample free... More

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