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Army Museum of Western Australia

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Address: Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 9430 2535

The Army Museum of Western Australia is a regional museum which showcases...

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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Great museum

Great museum to be visited very informative and all attractions well kept and mantained. recommended

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great museum to be visited very informative and all attractions well kept and mantained. recommended

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

I've been meaning to visit for years. What a wonderful museum. The tour lasts 2 hours but you could spend a day there. A comprehensive and impressive collection. Our tour guide was well informed and we even had a visit from an old serviceman. I went with two 10 yo boys and my elderly mother. I probably wouldn't recommend it... More 

Thank Tracey M
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

Western Australia (WA) has a proud military history. The first ANZACs left from Albany bound for glory. The 10th Light Horse, part of Australia's Desert Mounted Corps, was raised in WA. The Light Horse took part in many notable engagements. The Museum tells the story of the people of WA in the Australian Army. The Museum has three Victoria Crosses... More 

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I am ex military and enjoyed the many displays, a good way to relax and look into the past with the display

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Located at Burt street ,Fremantle, in the artillery barracks ,the army museum of western Australia, gives a panoramic glance at the distinguished history of west Australian soldiers at war. The galleries take you on an eye opening journey through colonial period of the st,the Boer war, world war one and two , Korea. Vietnam, Malaya, Indonesia, Iraq and Afghanistan.a thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

I am a confess I am history mad. However the tour we had here was one of the best I have ever had in a museum anywhere in the world. Engaging is an understatement. Thank you.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Did not know this place was there. What a great place of WA Army history. Im from SA and I was taken back of the layout and the staff new there stuff. Make time to visit on your holiday

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We found this excellent War Museum by accident when out walking. When we saw it was open, we spent a couple of hours with a volunteer guide, and could have spent longer. A real credit to the volunteers who put it all together.

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This museum provides excellent exhibits of all wars. The volunteer guides have an intimate knowledge of all displays. Most suitable for people of all ages particularly good for family visits.

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Fremantle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

A taste of our own personal history, and the people that gave their lives to ensure we continue to enjoy our way of life... This is a personal favourite of mine, and a surprising and intriguing snippet of who we are...

Thank Noggin S

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