Current Events

  1. Australian Women’s Land Army

    25 July 2019

    Free curator talk
    Second World War Galleries, 12.30pm

    The Australian Women’s Land Army was established on 27 July 1942 to help meet the shortfall in rural labour experienced during the war. Join a curator to hear the story of the inspiring women who served.

  2. Story time

    26 July 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  3. The bugle and the breakout: Cowra prisoner-of-war camp, August 1944

    01 August 2019

    Free curator talk
    Second World War Galleries, 12.30pm

    Join a curator for a talk on the events surrounding the largest breakout attempt from a prisoner-of-war camp in Australia.

  4. Story time

    02 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  5. Story time

    09 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  6. The “odd-bods”: Australian aircrew who flew with non-Australian squadrons during the Second World War

    15 August 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    The Second World War saw tens of thousands of Australians take to the air as members of the Royal Australian Air Force. Most of them served in Australian units, while the remainder served as “odd bods”  in British, Canadian, or New Zealand squadrons, hear some of their stories.

  7. Story time

    16 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  8. After the war curator-led tour

    20 August 2019

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Join this curator-led tour of the After the war exhibition, exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians whose lives have been altered by war.

  9. Story time

    23 August 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.