Current Events

  1. Laughter on the front line: humour and soldiers

    20 December 2018

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30 pm

    A sense of humour often helped soldiers get through their experiences of war. Join a Photographs, Film and Sound curator to explore a lighter look at life through photographs from the collection.

  2. Story time

    21 December 2018

    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.

  3. “Roses are red …”: hidden messages embroidered on silk postcards

    03 January 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    Join a member of the Research Centre to learn about the symbolism of the flowers stitched into these small but beautiful works of art.

  4. Story time

    04 January 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.

  5. Women in war

    04 January 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  6. Women in war

    05 January 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  7. Women in war

    06 January 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  8. Tracking the past: postwar experiences on film

    06 January 2019

    Free film screening
    A Very Long Engagement
    BAE Systems Theatre, 1.30pm

    Spend Sundays at the Memorial this summer, as we present a diverse collection of six films which focus on post-war experiences and the personal and societal impact from the legacy of war. This week see A Very Long Engagement.

  9. Family tour

    07 January 2019

    Free family activity
    Second World War Galleries entrance, 10.15am

    Join the Education team for a 30-minute tour designed for children and their families, and discover some of the fascinating stories behind the objects on display.