Authorized form of name
Army Museum of Western Australia Foundation
Parallel form(s) of name
Other form(s) of name
Artillery Barracks, Burt Street, Fremantle, WA 6160
(08) 9335-2077; Bookings (08) 9430-2536
Geographical and cultural context
Mandates/Sources of authority
Officer in charge: Curator
Records management and collecting policies
The museum is the largest military museum in the country outside of the Australian War Memorial. Exhibits range from pre-federation to Somalia. The museum is housed in the historic Fremantle Artillery Barracks built in 1902.
Site is within a heritage precinct in the port city of Fremantle, buildings opened in 1911 and 1913. Presently housing the Western Australian University Regiment, the barracks has been an ongoing defence establishement since opening. Collection includes a large vehicle section and a range of galleries pertaining to Western Australia's military and domestic involvement since the colonial, pre 1900 period. Includes the Great War, WW2, Korean conflict, and up to Vietnam War and peace-keeping forces since.
Finding aids, guides and publications
Open Sat & Sun 12:30-4:30pm, Wed 11am-3pm. Medal mounting; individual records research, especially World War I and World War II; bookshop and refreshments.
Access conditions and requirements
Wheelchair access throughout Museum. Access to records/archives available during open hours, prior notice appreciated for extensive searches.