National ANZAC Centre

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National ANZAC Centre

The National ANZAC Centre at Mount Adelaide is an in­teract­ive museum ded­ica­ted to honour­ing the Australian and New Zealand troops of World War 1.

Through an im­mers­ive, in­teract­ive ex­per­i­ence, visitors follow the lives of one of 32 Anzac era characters, from re­cruit­ment, tra­in­ing and em­bark­ation, to the con­flicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East and on the West­ern Front.

Visitors follow the lives of one of 32 Anzac era characters.

At the end of the journey, visitors dis­cover the fate of their guide and can leave com­­ments to docu­ment their own feelings, which become part of the ex­hibit.

Crea­ted by the Canberra-based de­sign team Thylac­ine, the ex­hibit uses a mix of multi­media, un­ique artifacts, rare im­ages, film, and audio com­­ment­ary to make the ex­per­i­ence high­ly per­sonal and com­pell­ing. A mob­ile friend­ly web­site, crea­ted by de­signers Pre­cid­ent, allows those who cannot visit in per­son to share the ex­per­i­ence.

Built at a cost $10.6m, funded by state and federal gov­ern­ments, the Centre was opened by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand on 1 November 2014 as part of the centen­ary celebr­ation the ANZAC con­voy’s de­part­ure from King George Sound.

The Centre was de­veloped by the West­ern Australian Museum and the Australian War Mem­orial, WA State Gov­ern­ment, the Re­turned and Services League, the Com­monwealth De­part­ment of Veterans’ Affairs and the City of Albany.

The National ANZAC Centre is loca­ted with­in Heritage Park and is open dai­ly ex­cept Christmas Day.

Article updated 02/09/2015.