Stawell Sub-Branch RSL War Museum

This double-storeyed century old building features a beautiful staircase, tiling and doors, and stained glass windows. Some original fire places still remain. Entry includes a guided tour of this magnificent building.

Address: 
RSL Memorial Hall, Scallan Street, Stawell, VIC
Tel: 
0353583588
Hours: 
Tuesday - Friday 10.00am - 12.00noon, Weekends and Public Holidays 10.00am - 3.00pm.
Admission: 
Adults $3.00, School-age children $2.00, Family $8.00.
Facilities: 
Toilets, car parking
Collection: 
The display of war memorabilia from World War I and World War II is housed in two rooms of the building. There is also an extensive library. Also large collection of Photographs and Glass Slides.
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Items

Machine Gun

Maxim 7.92 mm

Creator:
German Government Armoury at Spanndau
Description:
This machine gun was water cooled and primary bipod mounted.
Date:
1916 - 1918

European Theatres of War

Anti Aircraft Gun (QF)

BOFOR8 - 40mm - Mk 12

Creator:
Canadian
Description:
This weapon is an updated model, it is electrically controlled (Batteries) eg Elevation/slew etc.
Date:
1940's

Middle East, Europe, Pacific Islands, Australia

Field Gun

25 Pounder Mk1/L

Creator:
Ruwolt
Description:
These field pieces were the basic field guns of the artillery units
Date:
1942

Middle East, Europe, Pacific, Australia

Unit Badges and Insignia

Description:
This is a collection containing a ;large number of English Units and Badges - some quite rare and valuable, and also various Australian services and corps.
Date:
1902 - 1980's

England, Australia

War Medals/Brooches/Buttons

Description:
Extensive collection of War Medals and Ribbons (English and Australian inc Military Medals etc) Brooches including RSL/Red Cross and War Department. Buttons, commemorative including RSL/Red Cross, Patriotic organisations, agricultural society and various other war medals from all theatres (Incl Brooches), Buttons mainly Australian Origin
Date:
1915 - 1950's