THE ARMY MUSEUM OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
ACN: 085 710 498
FREMANTLE WA 6160
Phone: (08) 9430 2535 FAX: (08) 9430 2519
Patron: The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit the Army Museum of Western Australia after dark? Join us for two very special evenings on 16 and 17 April when we open our doors for the very first time at our Night at the Museum events.
See demonstrations, amazing objects, visit our Victoria Cross gallery and military displays, participate in hands on activities and hear the Australian Army Band Perth.
Established in 1977, the Australian Army Museum of Western Australia is now housed in the heritage listed Artillery Barracks in Burt Street, Fremantle. The museum currently has six established galleries and a static display of vehicles and other military hardware located on the parade ground and in adjacent buildings.
In addition to the public displays of army memorabilia and artefacts a wide range of photographs, letters, general correspondence and other items of significance to Western Australian army history are also held by the museum. Each gallery reflects the Army in Western Australia and Western Australians’ service within the army from the colonial period through to the present day.
Opening times will be between 6:00pm (1800 hours) and 10:00pm (2200 hours).
Entry fees will be $15 for adults – $10 for seniors – $10 for children between 6 and 17 years of age and $35 for a family group of two adults and three children.
Projections with military themes will be displayed on the museum walls.
WW2 newsreels will be playing in our lecture room.
The Australian Army Band Perth will be playing a variety or music on stage and for Friday night only, the 51 ACU Swan Regiment Drums & Pipes will be performing.
The Living History Group will parade in period uniforms.
There will be a flag lowering ceremony.
Our Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC’s) will be on display with their ramps down for a better view inside as well as various other vehicles.
Gallery tours will be conducted and sounds appropriate to each gallery will be playing. (E.g. Huey helicopters in the Vietnam gallery.)
Display boxes for WW1 and WW2 from the Australian War Memorial along with new art work and the Military Police will also be on display.
A sausage sizzle, Ice cream and coffee vans will be available for purchase in the museum grounds. PLEASE NOTE: This is a strictly no-alcohol event. Alcohol will not be permitted on the premises.
There is ample street parking available as parking on museum grounds will NOT be available.
PLEASE NOTE: This is will be a ticketed event so the main bookings medium will be online. Please follow the link to trybooking.com. Tickets will also be available at the museum shop AND at the gate on the night.
For more information please see our website Army Museum | Army Museum (armymuseumwa.com.au) or contact Julianne Mackay on 0437057388, Richard Bennett on 0421601795 or David Baker on 0414462193.