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The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Really worth a visit

Housed in a quite stunning building, this is one of the best presented military museums we have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Judy F
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Taree NSW Australia
very interesting place

A very informative morning, great guides who are very knowledgeable, displays are excellent well... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
firemanlancefield
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Kangaroo Flat, Australia
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Bendigo Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum is open daily 10 am to 4 pm. Closed public holidays. Tours and group booking enquiries welcome. The permanent displays focus on the journeys made by central Victorians through war and conflict...more
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37 - 39 Pall Mall, Bendigo, Greater Bendigo, Victoria 3550, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Housed in a quite stunning building, this is one of the best presented military museums we have seen. It is not large, but the space is used very effectively. Certainly worth a visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Judy F
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for the wonderful review Judy, we're very glad to hear that you had a wonderful visit with us and hope to see you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A very informative morning, great guides who are very knowledgeable, displays are excellent well worth another visitMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank firemanlancefield
anbjimdm, Front Office Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving such a wonderful review firemanlancefield. The team have put a lot of effort into the displays and the stories they reveal in the recently redeveloped Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your guided tour so...More

Reviewed February 7, 2019

A great selection of memorabilia associated with all conflicts. Particularly enjoyed Robert Milton's contributionMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Krisherron
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 10, 2019

Thanks for leaving such a wonderful review Krisherron. The team put a lot of effort into the many displays inside the recently redeveloped Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and they will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed it so much. Robert's art is as...More

Reviewed January 12, 2019

This impressive museum of war was opened in 1921 to commemorate those from Bendigo who died in the Great War. It was refurbished in 2015 and houses an impressive collection of war records and collections.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Oldjack
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for us Oldjack, we're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We recently redeveloped the building and built an additional space to the rear to house more displays and memorabilia than before...More

Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

INCREDIBLE!!! A large collection, well curated with a stunning new wing filled with two art collections which I thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend for everyone. $6 or less per person. Right in the centre of Bendigo with lots to see and do nearby.

Date of experience: November 2018
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2018

Thanks for the fantastic review Hannah. We're delighted that you enjoyed the brand new restored building and the poignant displays that our team has put together. We hope that you'll visit again very soon

Reviewed October 30, 2018

The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Memorial is great old architecture with a new modernist wing added this year. It has war history but we did not see inside. Part of a great architectural group along Pall Mall and the Bendigo CreekMore

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Graeme B
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 1, 2018

Thanks for the review Graeme. We're glad that you enjoyed your visit to the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and we're sorry you weren't able to see inside- we've been renovating and redeveloping the space over the last year and are due to re-open to...More

Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

A free, fun for all evening evening suitable for all of including families. A must see in early September. Bendigo’s stunning turn of the 19th century architecture provides the canvas backdrop from where projected images are professionally showcased in a once a year evening extravaganza....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Annette P
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for the review Annette. White Night turned out to be a stunning event for the city of Bendigo and we loved seeing our iconic building lit up for the city to see. Make sure to drop by again on Saturday 10th of November when...More

Reviewed July 30, 2018

Today I saw boxes being carried in, so the museum might reopen soon. It has a nice park setting and is close to other tourism highlights.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Platypus150. The whole of the museum team and volunteers have been busy getting ready for the building to re-open to the public on 16th November, we hope you'll come by and see the newly renovated building...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

Has many rarely seen artifacts from Australian involvement in military actions. Seeing "the real thing" is a major drawcard and staff are friendly and can offer stories and advice on what is on display. Museum is currently closed for $4.2 million renovations & is due...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank pops2709
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Pops2709. The museum team and volunteers have been hard at work getting ready for the building to re-open to the public on 16th November, we hope you'll come by and see the newly renovated building and...More

Reviewed April 23, 2018

A really important place to visit in an amazing building. Very in depth information on important local history.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Kirsten J
LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2018

Thanks for the review 1Beyond2. We think it's an amazing building too and the team has been hard at work restoring the museum ready for it to be re-opened to the public on 16th November. We hope you'll come and visit us soon

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