• Exhibition time

Australian War Memorial Storage Facility, Callan Street, Mitchell ACT
10am - 3pm
5 October 2019
Entry by donation

For one day only our storage facility will be open for a behind-the-scenes look at our extensive collection of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians for over a century of conflict and peacekeeping activities.

Take a close look at the RF-111C aircraft, a new addition to the Memorial’s collection, and a major piece of Australian aviation history.

Read stories of some of the objects that will be on display.

  1. Australian War Memorial welcomes “chook” home to roost

    19 April 2016

    Chinook A15-202 was one of the first Australian aircraft deployed to the war in Afghanistan. It operated over four separate rotations, a total of 513 days, carrying Australian and coalition forces into combat environments and undertaking artillery emplacement and battlefield re-supply.

  2. Squirrel helicopter arrives at the Memorial

    30 August 2017

    It was known as a “battle budgie” and had a picture of The Simpsons character Barney Gumble painted on its side. And now the Memorial wants to find out more about its history.

  3. 'I'm biased, but I think it's the best thing in the Memorial'

    05 September 2019

    It was affectionately known as “the pig” for its ability to fly low and fast during bombing runs, but to pilot Geoffrey Talbot the F-111 was simply “magnificent”.

  4. Von Braun’s earlier space shots

    19 July 2019

    Von Braun had a dream to see humanity travel to space but to Hitler and his party, ‘wonder weapons’ such as the V2 could turn the tide and bring the allies to the bargaining table.

  5. 'Every time you get in it you feel safe – you know you’re coming home'

    04 December 2017

    It was a day of mixed emotions for Warrant Officer Benjamin Sime as he climbed out of the Royal Australian Navy’s last operational Seahawk “Bravo” helicopter for the final time.