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World War II Memorial Lookout

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High position of course!

Great to park the car beside the lighthouse and look out over the ocean, coast and harbour. Too... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Jennifer R
Quick visit

Stop by when the tram pulled up, it was a quick visit, as we had 5 mins before the tram returned... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Dave S
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Wade Street, off Bentinck Street, Portland, Victoria 3305, Australia
+61 3 5523 3938
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Great to park the car beside the lighthouse and look out over the ocean, coast and harbour. Too cold and windy but there is a little museum to check out another day.

Thank Jennifer R
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This Museum is in a converted water tank. It is manned by retired locals as volunteers. The gentleman who was on when we went loved to talk – an entertaining character. There are several levels each with photos and stories from each of the different...More

Thank Fiona S
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Stop by when the tram pulled up, it was a quick visit, as we had 5 mins before the tram returned back, but checked out the brilliant WW1 and WW2 items on the ground floor with medals, trench art to uniforms. Wish I had more...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Well presented collection displayed in an old water tower. Each level covers a different period, with detailed info & some very fantastic photographs. Especially liked the uniforms. Very reasonable entry fee with ground floor a gold coin & $4 for the entire collection. Well worth...More

Thank Ceetine
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Even though it was a long way to the top, it was an easy climb as each level had displays that took a while to read. Interesting snippets from letters that were sent home to relatives, newspaper articles, uniforms, photos etc. Like a lot of...More

Thank DianneManning
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Some interesting items in a museum orintated to local military history. Lots of stairs to the top of the lookout though.

Thank Maurice R
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Turning the old water tower into a World War II Memorial Lookout was a piece of inspired thinking. The collection covers the Second World War mostly but other conflicts are also covered. Climbing to the top of the tower provides you with 360 degree view...More

Thank Graeme T
Reviewed 14 September 2017

where else can you go and view things from the wars with a great view at the top to reflect on what was viewed whilst heading upwards

Thank helenfarmer
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is such a wonderful way to utilise a old water tower. Very interesting display again run by volunteers, well worth a visit

Thank MaxineEmily
Reviewed 23 May 2017

To be able to walk up stairs on the inside of an old water tower is an experience but to see the memorabillia they have accrued is nothing short of amazing. Run by a dedicated group of volunteers, they are more than happy to stop...More

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