The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Cairns

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
We are dedicated to the collection, preservation, restoration and display of Armoured Vehicles and Artillery from the 1800's to the present day. Our collection includes armoured vehicles and artillery from both world wars with a particular focus on WWII.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jason S
Toowoomba, Australia17 contributions
Great collection of armour
Sep. 2021
We stumbled across this museum after leaving the Skyrail station (next door). It has an excellent collection of tanks and artillery dating back to WW2. It was really interesting to see and read about all of these vehicles.
Written 8 October 2021
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Horrie
9 contributions
History
Oct. 2021 • Family
Great experience, younger child didnt last to long walking and looking. Great play area. Shooting gallery. So many interesting vehicles to see.
Written 4 October 2021
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Compass Agronomist-770827
Toowoomba, Australia57 contributions
A great sunday morning remembrance
Oct. 2021 • Friends
The amount of history stored in this museum is superb . Well done and well maintained.
Took us blokes 2 hours and we were not finished it was all so interesting
Written 3 October 2021
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Dominic
33 contributions
A must-see for fans of history
Sep. 2021 • Friends
Absolutely amazing place with an expansive range of tanks, artillery and other pieces from the world wars and current. Can easily spend hours walking through the massive warehouse looking at all the different variations of tanks and reading about the history. Would definitely recommend as a must-see activity! Wish we decided to embark on the APC ride!
Written 30 September 2021
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George Bagajluk
8 contributions
Armour and Tank Museum
Sep. 2021
This place was huge. For Military enthusiasts this venue is a must see attraction. The different types of Armour from around the world is most impressive
Written 20 September 2021
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Dorro1950
Canberra, Australia228 contributions
Worth a second visit
Aug. 2021
I visited the The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum for a second time (the last was in 2019) and it was not disappointing. The range of displays of amour and artillery is quite amazing.
For a history buff, especially interested in armour, this is a must do to see the iconic armoured vehicle from the major players around the world.
Of particular interest are a number of Australian armoured vehicle, which ranged from very unsophisticated and basic to quite advanced, I had not been aware of the tanks that were produced by Australia for WW2, but not put into use as the USA mass produced tanks were cheaper and immediately available.
Well worth a visit for a day!
Written 31 August 2021
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Vince F
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Military Monsters
Jun. 2021
This museum is a must for any visitor interested is spending a few hours absorbing the may different tanks, cannons and other military trucks which have been brilliantly restored and fully functional. The shed is massive and you certainly won't be disappointed with the excellent tour and shooting gallery beneath the complex. Do not miss this opportunity.
Written 29 July 2021
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Andrew T
3 contributions
Surprise revealled
Jul. 2021 • Solo
What a surprise!
Stacks of well presented military artillery and vehicles, many of which you can see inside!. 3 massive sheds chocko block full of stuff. If you are at all into military vehicles/tanks/artillery, then put this at the top of your to-do list. As far as tanks and vehicles go, I think it well and truly outdoes any competition.
Written 23 July 2021
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eric1857
Perth, Australia118 contributions
Awesome
Jan. 2021
I have travelled all over the world and this by far has one of the best collections of military vehicles I have ever seen. A must do in Cairns.
Written 19 July 2021
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Maree774
Melbourne, Australia90 contributions
Unusual day out
Jul. 2021 • Family
Wow! There was so much to see. My son knows a lot about tanks from playing 'World of Tanks' and he thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the 5hrs we spent there. I even enjoyed it myself and I knew nothing about tanks prior to our visit. We also enjoyed the ride in the APC, it was something a little different. There is seating and coffee & vending machines but taking along some food would be a good idea. It's all under cover so it can be enjoyed regardless of the weather.
Written 15 July 2021
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The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 4:30 pm