Army Museum of New South Wales

Army Museum of New South Wales

The museum is housed in the 1848 built district Military Prison within the classified heritage precinct of Victoria Barracks. The exhibition spaces are the former exercise yards and six of the prison cells. The collection storage is in the remainder of the cells. The collection focus is army military heritage in New South Wales.

Oxford Street, Paddington, NSW
Thursday 10:00am - 1:00pm; Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
Adults $2, Children over 7 years $1
Wheelchair access, souvenir shop, library, information leaflets.
Thursday: 10am guided tours of Victoria Barracks, cafeteria open.
Medal Collection 1814 to 1975, Uniform Collection 1885 to 1990, Badge Collection 1870 to 1990. Memorabilia from the Sudan Expedition, Anglo-Boer War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War as well as some from the periods in between. There are also some small arms and edge weapons, art works and a photograph collection.


Visiting Cloth

ANZAC memorial cloth

Cloth about 2 metres square with over 2,500 embroidered signatures of men and women who served on or near the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915.
Aug 1993
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The cloth was embroidered by volunteers in 1919 - 1920 and sold at auction to raise money for the establishment of Sydney Legacy. The purchaser presented the cloth and book to Legacy in 1923 and they were rediscovered in the early 1990s.