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

2015 Activity schedule

Next Friends Event: Thursday 25 June

Orientation gallery, 4.30 pm

To mark the 65th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War, Friends of the Memorial are invited to join curators a commemorative after hours tour to discover the extraordinary personal stories and experiences shared by Australian servicemen and women in the Korean War.

Friends can attend the Last Post Ceremony to remember the sacrifice of Korean War veteran, Sergeant Thomas Claude Newman, 1RAR. Following this ceremony this commemorative tour will meet at the entry to the Orientation gallery.

Contact your Friends Coordinator to book: (02) 6243 4523



Frank Hinder (1906–1992)
Bomber crash, 1949
egg tempera, oil glazes on gesso on hardboard
59.5 x 49.1 cm

Reality in Flames Special Exhibition Tour

Friday 3 July 9.15 to 10.00 am
Special Exhibitions Gallery
FREE, Bookings Essential

The Reality in Flames special exhibition returns home to the Australian War Memorial.

From the heroic to the horrific, see how modern Australian artists captured the changing reality of Australian lives during the Second World War.

This exhibition of works drawn from the collection of the Australian War Memorial explores how war transformed a generation of artists. Friends are invited to attend a curator lead tour of this most recent installment exclusively before hours on Friday 3 July.

Bookings are essential. Bookings close: Wednesday 1 July (02) 6243 4523 or friends@awm.gov.au