Current Events

  1. Epitaph

    16 February 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This new museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  2. Epitaph

    17 February 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This new museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  3. After the war curator-led tour

    19 February 2019

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Join this curator-led tour of the After the war exhibition, exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war.

  4. Bombing of Darwin and northern Australia

    21 February 2019

    Curator-led behind-the-scenes tour
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30 pm

    The Japanese air raids on Darwin and northern Australia brought the Second World War to the Australian mainland. Join a curator-led behind-the-scenes tour of rarely seen art and mixed-collection items relating to these momentous events.
    Bookings are essential

  5. Story time

    22 February 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  6. The sinking of HMAS Perth

    28 February 2019

    Curator-led art tour
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

    Join Memorial curators behind the scenes for a tour of works of art and objects commemorating the sailors of HMAS Perth on the 77th anniversary of the Second World War cruiser’s sinking.
    Bookings essential

  7. Story time

    01 March 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  8. Music and the First World War

    05 March 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30pm

    Join a curator to hear about songs that were popular during the First World War and the stories behind performances.

  9. Australia's first spies

    06 March 2019

    Free Public Talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12pm

    Australia’s first spies, is a book written by former Defence Signals Directorate member John Fahey. Join him as he explains the history of Australia’s foreign intelligence operations from their foundation in 1901 until 1945.