Located in Puckapunyal, 10km west of Seymour in Central Victoria, the Australian Army training facility and base is now home to the Army Tank Museum and the Royal Australian Armoured Corps Memorial.
The Army Tank Museum is a fantastic look at our storied history in wartime and features over 70 armoured fighting vehicles on outdoor and indoor display! The powerful vehicles on display range from Armoured personnel Carriers to light tanks and artillery pieces. There’s also a great collection of uniforms, weapons, artefacts and memorabilia of the Royal Australian Armoured Corps.
The museum also features collection items from the armoured divisions predecessor, the cavalry units of old, the Australian Light Horse.
Some of the Tanks and Armoured Personnel Carriers are in great condition and the museum itself is extremely well curated, a great experience for history buffs and families alike. Talk to the knowledgeable and enthusiastic museum curators and volunteers who have fantastic stories to tell about the machines and the people who operated and repaired them.
Located on the old Puckapunyal base, anyone over 18 must have photo ID to get into the base and those under the age of 18 must have an adult with them. It’s recommended to phone ahead to check if it’s open, details are below:
Address: Hopkins Barracks, Puckapunyal Military Area VIC 3662
Ph: 03 5735 7285
Fax: 03 5793 1735
Email: [email protected]
Open: Tuesday to Friday 10am-4pm.
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