First World War Gallery
The exhibition presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea.
Second World War Gallery
The Second World War Galleries show how Australians fought in campaigns in Europe, the Mediterranean, North Africa and south-east Asia. It covers the experience of those on the home front, when the Australian mainland came under direct attack for the first time.
The Holocaust: Witnesses and Survivors
This exhibition represents the Holocaust through the experiences of survivors who made new lives in post-war Australia, as well as Australian official war artist Alan Moore.
Conflicts 1945 to Today
This gallery will be closed to the public from Monday 21 to Tuesday 22 August 2023 and again from Monday 25 to Thursday 28 September 2023. Please note the Peacekeeping Operations since 1947 and Middle East region exhibitions will be unavailable to view from 21 August 2023 until the new galleries open in 2025.
Critical Witness: Official war artists after 1999
The Official War Art Scheme was initiated during the First World War and is one of the longest-running art commissioning programs in Australia. Since 1999, official war artists have deployed internationally and within Australia to “observe, record and interpret” the activities of the Australian Defence Force.
In addition to our exhibitions, our historic building is something to explore. Find out the significance and commemorative roll of different parts of our incredible building, and special galleries such as Anzac Hall.