National Anzac Centre Albany
Where is it at?
National Anzac Centre
7 Forts Road
Tel: 08 9841 9369
Where are we going today?
There is a huge Anzac history from Albany, so why not take the kids to learn all about it at the National Anzac Centre.
The centre is dedicated entirely to honouring those Anzacs that fought in the First World War. The centre is within Albany Heritage Park, and offers the family a way to learn all about those real people who sacrificed their lives to defend the country.
It was back in 1914 that over 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders left the shorts of Albany, and this is their story.
Inside the National Anzac Centre, you will find a number of fascinating exhibits which will offer those connections with the real people behind the battle. The exhibits feature interactive multimedia displays, as well as rare images, rare film, and unique artefacts. There is even audio commentary on some exhibits.
Throughout the centre, there are key phases and events listed that occurred during the First World War, which are told through the stories of the Anzacs themselves.
There are even interactive experiences where you can assume the identity of an Anzac related character - and there are 32 to choose from. The very cool part is that is was technology developed by the Western Australian Museum and the Australian War Memorial themselves!
You can follow their personal experience during the war, from recruitment, right through training, to life on board the ship, and of course the conflicts.
A great day out to teach kids about the Great War, and how important those people were who fought in it. History comes to life in Albany.
How much does it cost?
- Children$10 (Ages 5-15) for first child. $5 additional children
- Free Under: 4 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily.
Year round, but closed Christmas Day
They work with the WA Museum to offer school groups from year 3. The presence of strong war themes means they don't recommend it for K through year 2. You can book for any day of the week, and bookings are essential. .
They have the Garrison Restaurant which offers coffee and cake from 10am, as well as a range of food for lunch and dinner. .
Any Top Tips?
Get your hand stamped and you can re-enter anytime on the same day.
Need a little extra help?
They offer free entry to those with a companion card. They also have a wheelchair for use at reception. Only Guide Dogs are allowed entry when it comes to pets .
The last entry is 4pm.
What people are saying?
by Oliver Snowden
A stunning location that is full of history and an honour to visit. Australian and New Zealand visitors will be extremely proud of all those who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
by Andrew Williamson
A great place to learn about LWW1 soldiers
by Wiltshire Skipper
Amazing glimpse into history. You have really honoured the Anzacs with every detail. Beautiful surroundings, awesome buildings and displays, first class people. Awesome job. Kind regards from Matt
by Gavin Newbound
A must see ! Interactive and could spend a whole day with the information available.
by Cab Sav
5 out of 5. Highly recommended