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Published December 29th 2011
The Australian War Memorial Museum is located in Campbell - a 5 minute drive or 30 minute walk from the city centre.

It is a world class museum and research archive and is also Australia's main site of commemoration for the 100,000 service men and women who died during war.

Through education programs, the museum aims to help students understand the Australian experience of war and its impact on Australian society. It also offers free 90 minute guided tours of the galleries.

The museum covers Australia's involvement in the following wars:

Colonial period, 1788-1901
Sudan, March to June 1885
South African War (Boer War), 1899-1902
China (Boxer Rebellion), 1900-01
First World War, 1914-18
Second World War, 1939-45
- Occupation of Japan, 1946-51
- Korean War, 1950-53
- Malayan Emergency, 1950-60
- Indonesian Confrontation, 1963-66
- Vietnam War, 1962-75
- First Gulf War, 1990-91
- Peacekeeping, 1947 to present

The Australian War Memorial Research Centre is the single most important resource for researching Australia's military history. It is open during the week as well as Saturdays.

Aside from 2 cafes, the Museum also has parents room, lift, first aid room, information desk, cloakroom, shop and toilets (including wheelchair accessible toilets). Underground parking is available near the main entrance and above ground parking is available on Treloar Crescent.

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Why? A world class museum and research archive
When: 10 am – 5 pm daily
Where: Treloar Crescent, Campbell ACT 2612
Cost: Admission to the Memorial is free
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