Our special Friends-only activities give you an insider's view of the Memorial's exhibitions and galleries. The activities include behind-the-scenes tours and talks by the Memorial's historians and curators.
Bookings are essential for all Friends-only activities.

For further information or to make a booking to attend, please contact the Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or email Friends@awm.gov.au



Art and the Vietnam war

January 21, 2pm

Join an Art curator for this behind-the-scenes tour to view a selection of the Memorial’s rich collection of art relating to the Vietnam War, including official war art, protest posters, and pre-war Vietnamese prints.

Bookings are essential, phone (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au




Algernon Darge's 19,000 soldiers: Photographs of the First World War - a curatorial insight

Friday 26 February 2016
2:00pm. Meet in Orientation Gallery
Free, RSVP essential

Join a photographs curator to explore the collection of Melbourne photographer Algernon Darge who photographed thousands of men in the Broadmeadows and Seymour camps prior to their embarkation for overseas service. This sizable collection tells many stories, so please join us to hear about some of them.

Bookings are essential, phone (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au


Behind the scenes tour of Mitchell storage facility

March 18, 2.30pm

Please join a Friends exclusive tour of our off site storage areas.  This is an opportunity for Friends to tour the hundreds of objects and artefacts not normally seen by the public. Get up close to the Memorial's massive collection of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians in war for more than a century.

Bookings are essential, phone (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au