The Mysterious Case of the Emden Bell

  • Exhibition time
  • Exhibition location
    Located on the Ground Level

2.30 pm

Free. First World War Galleries.

One of the strangest stories from the Memorial’s collection is that of the bell of the German light cruiser SMS Emden. Recovered from the wreck of the first enemy ship sunk by the Royal Australian Navy, it was later stolen and recovered twice in two high-profile public cases. Join curator Di Rutherford as she explores the amazing story behind the mysterious case of the Emden bell.