Current Events

  1. 1918 – The end of “the war to end war”

    16 November 2018

    Centenary Symposium
    BAE Systems Theatre, 8:15am

    The Australian War Memorial invites you to join us for a special one-day experience to mark Australia’s role in the First World War. Renowned historians and researchers will explore the final year of the war, the allied road to victory, and the enduring impact of the bloodiest conflict in history to that time.

    Bookings essential.

  2. Story time

    16 November 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. Epitaph

    17 November 2018

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

    This 10 minute 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.

  4. Epitaph

    18 November 2018

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

    This 10 minute 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.

  5. Napier Waller Art Prize talk

    20 November 2018

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

    Napier Waller was an artist and serviceman who was wounded during fighting and later had his right arm amputated. He trained himself to write and draw with his left hand. The Napier Waller Art Prize aims to raise awareness of the impact of service on the individual. Join art curators for a tour of the exhibition.

  6. From conception to construction: the design of a national icon. The Australian War Memorial

    21 November 2018

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12:30pm

    Few buildings are as recognisable and distinctive as the Australian War Memorial. Join Ashley Ekins, head of Military History at the Australian War Memorial, to learn more about the struggles and challenges that shaped the design of this iconic building.

  7. Story time

    23 November 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.

  8. Epitaph

    24 November 2018

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

    This 10 minute 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.

  9. Epitaph

    25 November 2018

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

    This 10 minute 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.