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Army Museum of Western Australia

Address: Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: (0)8 9430 2535
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Ranked #7 of 25 Attractions in Fremantle
Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Type: Military Museums, Museums

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Fremantle, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This little, largely volunteer-run gem punches well above its weight. Situated in the Fremantle Army barracks, it has an outdoor display of military vehicles and weapons from conflicts right up to Afghanistan, followed by gallery spaces telling the story of all major conflicts that Australia has been involved in, as combatants or peace-keepers. Really good displays, with lots of dioramas... More 

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Perth, Australia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

For an operation that appears to be run by volunteers this is well worth the couple of hours you'll spend getting a look at Australia's military history. Some exhibits still to open i.e. Colonial Era and Boer War but plenty of interest for families here

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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

very good display of trench work but not really interested in war which is really being overdone at the moment!

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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355 reviews 355 reviews
193 attraction reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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248 reviews 248 reviews
179 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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