Current Events

  1. Family tours

    04 October 2019

    Free family activity
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

    Discover some of the captivating stories behind the objects on display in this 30-minute tour designed for children and their families.

  2. Hands-on History

    04 October 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 11am

    What do servicemen and servicewomen wear? What do they eat? What jobs do they do? Come along with your family to find out. Try on uniforms, handle real items, and hear incredible stories of Australians who have served.

  3. Outdoor artillery tour

    04 October 2019

    Free guided tour
    Meet at the Memorial building's front steps, 11.30am
    Weather permitting

    No weapons had greater impact on the lives and landscape of the First World War than artillery. Join a curator for an introduction to a few of the Memorial’s heavy artillery pieces from the First World War.

  4. Make and create

    04 October 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Education Space, Lower galleries, 11.30am - 1pm

    A free craft session for children and their families. Create items to take home or help make a collaborative work to display in the Education Space.

  5. Big Things in Store – see what’s landed

    05 October 2019

    Australian War Memorial Storage Facility, Callan Street, Mitchell ACT, 10am - 3pm
    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.

  6. Women in war

    05 October 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 October 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. Women in war

    07 October 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.

  9. Family tours

    08 October 2019

    Free family activity
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

    Discover some of the captivating stories behind the objects on display in this 30-minute tour designed for children and their families.