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Australian Army Infantry Museum

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Published January 17th 2019
Australian Army History 101
Museums of the Australian Army can be found in every state of Australia. I recently stumbled across the Hunter Valley branch attached to the Lone Pine Barracks at Singleton, about 25kms west of Maitland.

Why is the Australian Army Infantry Museum worth a visit?

Because it's not too big. I just love visiting the Australian War Memorial In Canberra but it is so large that I tend to come out with information overload. Don't you?

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Interactive Exhibit at Museum

The museum at Singleton has two display galleries with a wide variety of exhibits with short snatches of information about all the conflicts Australia has been involved in since the late 1800's; just enough information to be a valuable learning tool and not overwhelming.

The Heritage Gallery, on the ground floor, includes heavy artillery and military vehicles, as well as personalising events and individual equipment pertaining to particular conflicts by way of photographs, momentous, and brief descriptions.

The Latchford Gallery on the mezzanine floor features collections of small arms emphasising the many changes and developments over the years.

Think you've heard and seen it all?

I had no idea that Australia had sent Peacekeepers to Rwanda. This is a particularly brutal read and provides insight into the machinations of our Army and the magnificent men and women who serve.

There is also a theatre for educational movie purposes and after walking around the exhibits I found it helpful to stop and sit for thirty minutes.

The museum is wheelchair friendly with an elevator for navigating floors.

The Lone Pine Cafe offers light meals and refreshments in air-conditioned comfort.

There is also the Infantry Corps Shop which stocks a wide range of Army items as well as a fascinating collection of military based books.

The Museum is on the perimeter of the Lone Pine Barracks at Hamilton VC Drive, Singleton and I think this is an interesting venue for individuals, families, as well as tour groups, such as Probus.

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These brochures are invaluable

The Museum is open to the public: Wednesday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm

The Corps Shop & Cafe is open: Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 4pm.

For admission charges please refer brochure below:

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Printed brochure from Museum

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Why? Fascinating insight into our service personnel and exservice personnel
When: Wednesday to Sunday 9am to 4pm. Closed on Public Holidays
Phone: 02 65750257
Where: Lone Pine Barracks, Hamilton VC Drive, Singleton
Cost: Refer to brochure and website information.
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