Current Events

  1. Epitaph

    26 May 2019

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

    This new museum 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.

  2. Epitaph

    27 May 2019

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

    This new museum 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.

  3. Music and the First World War

    28 May 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.

  4. Country and culture will be protected by spears: war art from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

    29 May 2019

    Free curator-led art tour
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

    Join this Indigenous curator-led talk to learn about works of art created by artists from the APY Lands, highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and experience.

    Bookings essential

  5. Country and culture will be protected by spears: war art from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands

    30 May 2019

    Free curator-led art tour
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

    Join this Indigenous curator-led talk to learn about works of art created by artists from the APY Lands, highlighting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service and experience.

    Booked out - 29 May 2019 talk still has space.

  6. Story time

    31 May 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.

  7. Subs in Sydney and shells on the steelworks – looking back at the Japanese attacks on Sydney and Newcastle in 1942

    31 May 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12:30pm

    The naval attacks on Sydney and Newcastle in mid-1942 were among the most southern military strikes from the Japanese during the Second World War. This presentation will examine these two cities and their experiences of the attacks.