Army Museum of Western Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia, Fremantle

Army Museum of Western Australia

Army Museum of Western Australia
4.5
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
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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Ben
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Afternoon trup
May 2021 • Family
Very comprehensive, engaging & attentive staff.

The armoured component of the exhibits was fantastic to see. Great that they can preserve that piece of history.
Written 3 June 2021
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David E
East Fremantle, Australia263 contributions
Part of our history that should never be forgotten
Mar 2021
Terrific old building housing some magnificent displays telling the story and event of our Military conflicts around the Globe. A great place to learn and understand that WAR is a last resort and those we send to fight it suffer a terrible price for our freedoms.
Written 20 March 2021
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Don O
Perth, Australia77 contributions
AUTHENTIC, BRILLIANTLY AND CREATIVELY PRESENTED.
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 17 March 2021
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1KFlyer
Southern California128 contributions
A hidden gem for military buffs
Feb 2020 • Friends
This museum is an outstanding representation of the Western Australia army's history. Extensive collection of footage, personal items, uniforms, arms, etc. If you have an interest in this topic you can spend hours moving through the building's different rooms. They are in order as you move through the last two centuries. We spent two hours focusing on WWI and WWII. There are tanks and armaments outdoors as well.
Hours are Wednesday through Sunday 1030am - 3pm BUT last entry is at 1pm. You must show photo ID.
Written 16 February 2020
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Mark B
Sutherland Shire, Australia11 contributions
Must see if you like Military History
Jan 2020
One of the best Military Museums I have seen. Outstanding displays with Main Battle tanks through to APCs, trucks and artillery pieces.Excellent displays across all involvement of the Australian Army with focus on Soldiers from Western Australia. You are taken through the museum by a guide who stays with you the whole time. My 6 year enjoyed seeing the displays he enjoyed the trench display the most.
Written 16 January 2020
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SEBBARU
2 contributions
Informative and Engaging
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 7 December 2019
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KBNZ666
Perth, Australia118 contributions
Great place to see our War History
Dec 2018
A variety of exhibits and armored vehicles on display to see. Learn about your Australian ancestors and their part in the war. We were lucky to meet Sir Tony Robinson on an open day.
Written 20 November 2019
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Clint B
Perth, Australia100 contributions
Interesting but not the best place for the kids
Oct 2019
It is not a massive exhibition. The underground trench exhibit from WWI was interesting.

Other displays were ok too. The kids found it a little boring and I struggled to keep their interests up.

The disappointing thing for me and particularly the kids, was that most of the military vehicles were roped off and you couldn't get alongside them to see them in any detail.
Written 3 November 2019
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Expeditions and Events
Gold Coast, Australia198 contributions
Some one of a kind displays!
Oct 2019
The kids really enjoyed this museum. There were so unique displays and one of a kind items. Well worth a visit.
Written 31 October 2019
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Lukejdstravels
Perth, Australia118 contributions
Excellent
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 25 May 2019
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