National Anzac Centre
National Anzac Centre
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • Barbara D
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An evocative display
    The National Anzac Centre is a remarkable monument acknowledging the last staging post before sailing to the Middle East for convoys. The displays are very informative and the two main digital explanations are a great way to engage the viewer. The views across the sound and harbour are evocative, however there is so much emotion it is hard to spend much more than an hour.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 22, 2023
  • prsiebs
    Myponga, Australia35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Touching tribute to those who left Albany to fight
    A brilliant memorial to all of the service men and women who left the shores of Australia to fight, many never to return again, either alive or well. A fantastic balance of historic detail and storytelling. Four hours flew by. Followed by a wonderful lunch at the facility restaurant.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 10, 2023
  • Michael B
    15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Albany ANZAC Museum
    I visited the museum today and was very surprised by the size. The actual museum is indoors and well layed out. They have a lot of media and IT that is easy to use and provides amazing information. Inside the museum they also have volunteers that wonder to assist and answer any questions. Outside they have ships guns, torpedoes, gun pits, coastal defences, amazing scenery of the bays, coast. Absolutely worth a visit. To note they off any serving or Ex Defence member a very generous discount. The gift shop also offers a lot of items to make your trip memorable.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 20, 2023
  • Stwa6260
    Toowoomba, Australia54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent memorial and museum highlighting the historical significance of Albany
    This is an amazing memorial where visitors are given a card with the name of a member of the forces who left Albany for Europe at the end of 1914. You can follow this person's journey throughout your experience. The memorial is situated overlooking King George Sound where nearly 40000 left for Egypt before going on to Europe and Gallipoli. Over one third who left never saw the Australian coastline again. The museum has audio players and wonderful displays pictures and film footage. The memorial room has a display of the names of those who made the ultimate sacrifice with the digital display underneath the rippling water as it makes its way to the panoramic windows. I've not seen anything better. Lots also to see in the grounds and surrounds with the gun emplacements still able to be viewed. Highly recommend this for all visitors and is suitable for all ages if guidance is given.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 14, 2024
  • Julie C
    Mandurah, Australia153 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly beautiful dedication to our diggers.
    This is a must for all Australians. Such a beautiful dedication to our ANZACS. There is a lot to see so take your time and watch all the videos and listen to all the stories. Heart wrenching and poignant. The views are magnificent. Don't miss the talk given by one of the volunteers about the ANZACS story and indeed the story of Albany in relation to our diggers.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 23, 2024
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NH1
Perth, Australia4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
We went as a family of 6- our four kids range from 10-17. The free grounds and machinery walk was great and such a beautiful spot. The actual museum is impressive to look at but is very small and relies on a lot of listening and reading. It was extremely busy when we went which meant that it was hard to get to any displays as people have to stand in front of it for so long to read and then listen. It was a great concept, but was too long and the kids lost interest very quickly as there isn’t actually a whole lot to look at or interact with. That was all outside- and free.

It is important history, and therefore should be visited but I would say the actual Centre is not worth the money with a large family with kids.

Written October 7, 2020
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womblewa
Mandurah, Australia1,361 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Couples
Set on Mt Clarence, views of harbour fantastic.

We felt the $25 entry fee was justified but also that there could be some additional tiering of it, so that retired military people had much cheaper or free entry - after all, they and their families have already paid a huge price in other ways.

The display was well done, but covered a very small area, so you did have to queue up to see many of the photos and to listen to the audio for same, even today with covid distancing dictating. Virtually impossible here. We felt so stifled that we rushed through, too confining.

Worth a visit once? Yes, but bear in mind that this covers a small area and many people.

Perhaps it is just that we are on the wrong side of 60, but "virtual" or "interactive" museums dont do it for us in the way that open quiet areas, where you simply look at the exhibits and accompanying write up and contemplate same, do.
Written November 26, 2020
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Sean C
Manjimup, Australia8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
A truly amazing place of discovery. My wife and I spent over 2 and a half hours in here and we could have easily gone back and spent another 2 or even 3 hours, going over things we missed the 1st time. My Grandfather fought at Passchendaele, he was 21 yrs old and suffered serious injuries. I was able to see where he fought, the conditions, the terrain, the mud and wet, the blood and death. It is a gut-wrenching journey and one I recommend that everyone who is able to go and see for themselves, does so. It is a place I believe young people should also visit and see just what the men and women of the ANZAC did for this country and for each of us who are here today.
Written September 20, 2021
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Fosseboy
Western Australia, Australia619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
We travelled from Denmark with a plan to have coffee first and then tour around. The Garrison cafe was not open. Ticket office thought it opened at 11 but we saw a cafe staff member arrive and were told it was 1130 opening and drinks only with full meal! No opening hours displayed.
The exhibition was good and easy to follow on the headset. Some of the letters home you listen to are a bit long but other stories were interesting. 2 of our 6 were disappointed in the subjects we were given to follow as they didn’t really tell you much. (Mine was the Padre who spent most of the War ill from a hearing defect he had before the War.) Good map of the harbour showing the fleet leaving port.
Worth visiting the other exhibits and walking to the top. Unfortunately there was no cart operating so our other 4 had to miss many exhibits because of walking difficulties.
(We left feedback about the non availability of the cafe and had reply but not very encouraging. We have experience and what the Museum should have done is leased the venue with a requirement for certain opening times and services as there is no other cafe close by).
Friendly staff in the museum who must tire of repeating the instructions but didn’t show it.
Written March 28, 2021
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Dianne M
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I visited the National Anzac Centre in Albany WA because I had heard so much good about it. It was an immersive experience, very well done, and it broke my heart reading/listening about the events of wards in the past. There was a magnificent sculpture of a horse and it's master on display. It was a metal sculpture depicting the care of a man for his horse, so beautifully done. It touched my heart and I've been telling all my friends about it. It was a positive highlight of the whole experience for me.
Written October 27, 2020
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Jaccro
Perth Hills, Australia32 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
On entering the war memorial we were told very loudly and sternly that our children are to remain quiet. This was totally ok and that behaviour is expected but the way we were treated was disgraceful. We did not feel welcome at all. $80 to be publicly shamed when our kids hadn’t said a word, we had only walked in the door when she saw a large family and judged it. Both staff at reception need replacing
Written January 19, 2021
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JamesM82
Perth, Australia61 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Visiting King George Sound and the Anzac Centre were the main motivation for my visit to Albany. Albany's role in Australia's defence, especially WWI, is not as well known as it should be.

In addition to fairly run-of-the-mill information and exhibits in the main building, there are interactive exhibits and an interesting focus on the repatriation of troops. Go early as the main building quickly became packed when I was there (school holidays plus COVID).

The additional buildings also housed interested displays such as a history of the development of Albany's defences. One of the additional buildings also had a scale model of the Australian submarine AE2.

The grounds are also fascinating.
Written January 13, 2021
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JonofWilson
Perth, Australia363 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
If you don’t come away from visiting this most wonderful museum I doubt if you have a heart.
Thoughtfully laid out making the best use of its outstanding location. It tells the story of Australia’s involvement in WWI through the individual stories of those involved, not just the ANZACs but the Turks as well.
Plenty of touch screen interactivity to enhance the experience.
If visiting Albany an absolute must see.
Written September 16, 2020
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Linda W
Perth, Australia76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
staff excellent , fabulous views from the windows to see where the Anzacs left, you become an Anzac and I guarantee you will follow their travels and not be upset. A sculpture of a horse upset me the most and the story told of the horses. With the walks around the building and the restaurant you could easily spend a whole day there
Written September 23, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,419 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
This interactive museum commemorates the first ANZACs, who left from Albany to fight in the First World War, first at Gallipoli and the Middle East, then in France. King George Sound was the last sight of Australia many ANZACs ever had. The National Anzac Centre is fascinating, but may not be suitable for small children.
Written April 11, 2021
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