Army Museum of Western Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia
4.5
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
About
The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum which showcases Western Australia's role in the various conflicts in which Australia has participated. Saying that it also brings to the front Australia's role in the many conflicts that have seen an involvement by Australian armed forces. The Museum occupies the whole of the 1912 Artillery Barracks site, which in itself is a significant historical building and is heritage listed. There are many Galleries situated on the ground floor and upper floor in addition to other displays in out buildings and the front parade ground show cases a large number of Army vehicles from many periods. Some of the Galleries cover Pre 1914, WW1, WW1 Middle East, POW, WW2 Middle East Greece and Africa, WW2 Pacific War, Post WW2 conflicts. There are more! Visits for the public are conducted at 10:30am and 1:00pm each day, from Wednesday through to Sunday. Visits take approximately two hours and are escorted. All adult visitors to the museum must have the appropriate photo ID. The Museum is run in the main by Curatorial and Guide Volunteers. Well worth a look, you will be surprised at the content and layout of the displays. Western Australia, being so isolated has a reputation for building excellent Museums as the population are a bit restricted in being able to visit the Eastern States facilities. One thing that comes through from visitors comments to this page and the actual Museum visitors is to allow a good two hours for your visit, that is the minimum to cover the full displays.
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Robert W
Bendigo, Australia38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
This visit was a real treat. My wife and I spent five hours touring the facility. The information panels are well written and easy to read, without being too technical. The volunteers roaming the museum were very friendly and knowledgeable. A great day.
Written March 19, 2023
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Thomas Lyons
London, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Fantastic Museum located very close to Fremantle and manageable from Perth. The exhibitions were new, with the right amount of detail and diverse. There was a significant amount of Military equipment too and the volunteers were absolutely exceptional.
Visiting from the UK and being in the military, if my regiment had a museum anything like this then I would be ecstatic.

I visited with my elderly grandfather and he thoroughly enjoyed it too.

10/10 must visit.
Written April 13, 2023
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Don O
Perth, Australia75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
I have spent a lot of time here and find it fascinating. The standard of the exhibits is excellent and they are well presented in a authentic manner. The stories told are part of our history and everyone would benefit from a visit. I particularly liked the Post 1945 Gallery.
Written March 17, 2021
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David E
East Fremantle, Australia331 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2011 • Friends
Took a friend to see the latest displays at this museum and was pleased to see many new features including the post 1945 section and their Leopard Tank display. Well worth a visit.
Written October 2, 2011
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Inam K
Islamabad, Pakistan589 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
The exhibits in the AMWA medals , vehicles, artifacts, photos and fighting weapons of WA persons involved in conflicts in the last two centuries.
Written September 21, 2017
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Sandra H
Perth, Australia47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Solo
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 are very knowledgeable and friendly. They have quite a fleet of military vehicles children would love to see.
Written May 27, 2014
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SEBBARU
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Visiting from Toronto, my cousin and I were greeted at the entrance and provided with a personal guides tour. David was enthusiastic and guided us though all the exhibits, with clear explanations and amazing stories about the various campaigns, as well as stories about some of the individuals. This is the gold standard on how guides tours should be given!
Written December 7, 2019
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Expeditions and Events
Gold Coast, Australia213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The kids really enjoyed this museum. There were so unique displays and one of a kind items. Well worth a visit.
Written October 31, 2019
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Theminimalistbackpacker
Perth, Australia128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We had a group of 6 adults and 4 children aged 10 and under, the tour guide was great and took the time to talk to everyone in our group including the kids. There is a lot of information and displays to view so you’ll need a few hours to look at everything.

You can’t park inside the barracks but parking is not far away. The pricing is also very good too a family of 2 adults and 2 children is only $25. I would recommend visiting whenever you are in Fremantle next.
Written May 25, 2019
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Rgmcf
Sydney54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The only thing that was disappointing was having to be guided...Totally understand all the reasons and I get that. Nice chap and very knowledgeable but made it difficult to take in all the displays with the running commentary. Gauging the knowledge of the visitors would be better and just be on hand to answer questions. As I have a good knowledge of military history already, I didn't really need the commentary.
Written August 12, 2018
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