Current Events

  1. “Roses are red …”: hidden messages embroidered on silk postcards

    02 May 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    During the First World War, Australian soldiers sent thousands of embroidered silk postcards to their loved ones. Join a member of the Research Centre to learn about the symbolism of the flowers stitched into these small but beautiful works of art.

  2. Story time

    03 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.

  3. Epitaph

    03 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.

  4. Epitaph

    04 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.

  5. Epitaph

    05 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.

  6. Story time

    10 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. Music and the First World War

    14 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.

  8. Sculpture Garden tour

    15 May 2019

    Free guided tour
    Meet at the Memorial building's front steps, 12pm

    Join a guided walk to learn about the artists, techniques, and stories behind some of the sculptures in the Memorial grounds.

    Bookings essential

  9. Story time

    17 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.