Australian Army Infantry Museum
What you need to know
An extensive display of Australian wartime memorabilia and an excellent tribute to our servicemen, the Australian Army Infantry Museum in the military barracks of Singleton allows visitors to observe the likes of weapons, uniforms, and various other artefacts from Australia's involvement in past conflicts. Surprisingly impressive in both size and its contents, the museum is an educational way for adults and kids alike to learn some further insight into our country's wartime history dating all the way back to the periods before Australian federation with an emphasis on the infantry in particular and one of Australia's widest arrays of such solider-related memorabilia.
Staffed by extremely passionate and knowledgeable volunteers who are always both eager and willing to provide additional context to the museum's exhibits, it's a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to educate oneself about its often-moving subject matter. There is a particularly in-depth exhibit devoted to the Papua New Guinea conflict all displayed in a modern and accessible manner - the museum underwent recent renovations to help bring it up to date. The museum if split into two separate levels, with the bottom a series of displays divided up by time period, while on the 2nd floor the majority of the military weapons are housed. You'll also immediately notice the full-sized helicopter suspended from the ceiling!
Very reasonably priced given how extensive it is, the Australian Army Infantry Museum is well worth a visit for history and culture buffs in the Hunter Valley region.
- Attached coffee shop serves quality and reasonably priced meals
- Entry fee is $8 for adults and $3 for children
- Open from Wednesday to Sunday, 9am to 4pm each day
Australian Army Infantry MuseumNewcastle, Hamilton Vc Dr, Singleton Military Area NSW 2331, New South Wales, 2331, Australia