Current Events

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. National Day for War Animals - Family tours

    24 February 2019

    Free family event
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10.30am and 11.30am

    Join the Education team for a 30-minute tour designed for children and their families to explore the roles of animals during wartime.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Adapting and overcoming: Australian prisoners of the Japanese

    07 March 2019

    Free public talk
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12.30pm

    During their time as prisoners of the Japanese, Australian civilians, servicemen, and servicewomen used materials at hand to create a diverse range of items to make their lives better. This gallery talk will include several of these items, some of which have never before been seen by the public.

     

  9. Story time

    08 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.