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

Bookings are essential.

Please contact our Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or by email for further information or to make a booking.

March 2017

Dear Miss Chomley: First World War prisoners and the Red Cross
Free, bookings essential
26 March, 10.30 – 11.30 am

In 1925 Miss Chomley, former Honorary Secretary of the Australian Red Cross prisoner of war department, donated her wartime papers and a large photograph album to the Memorial. This interesting collection included several hundred photographs and folders of typed correspondence which provide an interesting insight into the prisoner-of-war experience in Germany. Join curator Joanne Smedley to hear some of the stories of the men photographed in this album.

April 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Friends of the Memorial with a Poppy, Defence, or Family Membership are now able to access reserved seating for the National Ceremony. For membership enquiries, or to upgrade your membership, please contact the Friends Coordinator.

May 2017

To heal the nation exhibition talk
Free, bookings essential
10 May, 10.30 – 11.30 am

The second in a four-part exhibition series unfolding over the year of the Memorial’s 75th anniversary, To heal the nation considers how Charles Bean’s experiences in early life and of the First World War shaped his vision for the Memorial. Friends are invited to join the curator Margaret Farmer for a tour of this exhibition, which also explores the nature of commemoration and ceremony.

June 2017

Behind-the-scenes tour of the Treloar Technology Centre
Free, bookings essential
9 June, 2.30 pm

Please join a Friends exclusive tour of our off-site storage areas. This is an opportunity for Friends to see 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: all used by or against Australians in war over more than a century.