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Army Museum of Western Australia

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Address: Artillery Barracks, Burt Street | Fremantle, Fremantle, Western Australia 6160, Australia
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+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 piece of history

This is a great place to visit if your in the Freo area, give your self a couple of hours to wander through the many displays. There is even a dress up room where you can try on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to visit if your in the Freo area, give your self a couple of hours to wander through the many displays. There is even a dress up room where you can try on many period uniforms . There are tanks and trucks to wander over , and the staff there are fantastic. Don't forget to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience and very informative by our tour guide. Wish we had more time to spend there. Very helpful Staff, once again Australians showed great hospitality. Can't wait to re visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

From the moment you walk in to the time you walk out, you can emerse yourself in the history of our Brave men and woman from every theatre of war. All the guides are volunteers but are wonderful to chat too. Care and thought as been taken with each display and some of the full size ones are so realistic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

The Army Museum of Western Australia in Perth was a stop we had to make a few weeks ago when we were in the area. We spent a few hours looking at the exhibits, hearing the stories and learning about the Army’s military history. Could have used some more interactive displays but decent overall.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We ended up staying 2.5 hours as we had a very passionate guide. He helped bring the subject to life but towards the end my kids had had enough. Lots of interesting facts and more displays than I expected. Not the wow factor of modern interactive museums but still very well done. Suits 8 years plus as I think younger... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We enjoyed it very much so much to see it is well worth a trip it would be especially good for children they would learn and see so much

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Lots of static displays for the kids to see and touch, but it is a shame that there isn't like a touch exhibit where kids can pick up pieces of artifacts, guns, etc. to touch and feel. It is informative and a good educational experience, and that is all it is. Spend the time walking around all the exhibits, can... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

No information easy to find about the place, just a dot on google maps, drove by it and it was closed on a weekday, couldn't find any brochures or anything else about it at usual tourist spots like attractions or campsite.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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 

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