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The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Excellent Museum

What an unexpected treasure. We dropped in to fill in time before another function, and wished we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rickaros
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Melbourne, Australia
So much military history in Bendigo.

I honestly would not have imagined there was so much military history here in Bendigo. With a... read more

Reviewed April 19, 2019
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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 4 weeks ago

What an unexpected treasure. We dropped in to fill in time before another function, and wished we could have stayed longer. A lovely old building with a wonderful display of military memorabilia, centred around those from the surrounding area who saw service in a range...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for another wonderful review Rickaros. We're pleased to hear that you found our recently redeveloped Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum in the heart of Bendigo and took the time to explore the building and the displays within it. We'll certainly let the museum volunteers...More

Reviewed April 19, 2019 via mobile

I honestly would not have imagined there was so much military history here in Bendigo. With a history spanning back to pre federation 1860 militias to naval craft named for Bendigo to modern day soldiers this memorial covers it all. Well worth a visit by...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review for us. We certainly do have a rich history here in Bendigo and we're thrilled that you chose to discover it with us. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed April 18, 2019

A wonderful memorial to the soldiers of the central district of Victoria. Very tastefully done, set aside at least one hour, maybe more as there are some wonderful stories to read about. Will visit again for sure

Date of experience: April 2019
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us, we're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our recently redeveloped museum. We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed April 8, 2019

My partner and l visited The soldiers memorial institute military museum today(08/04/2019) and it was a very good display of military exhibits from basically every conflict that Australia has been involved in, even around the time of the Boer war where rifle companies were formed...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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anbjimdm, Front Office Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2019

Hello Travmac75, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum and hope that you visit us again soon.

Reviewed March 15, 2019

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
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LeighL225, Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2019

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 February 13, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
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anbjimdm, Front Office Manager at The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2019

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
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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
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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
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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

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