The Museum exists to preserve, exhibit and interpret armoured vehicles, artefacts, icons and memorabilia in order to promote and commemorate Australia’s Light Horse and Armoured heritage…
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The museum now has more than 70 Armoured Fighting Vehicles on display in Hopkins Barracks, the home of Australian Armour at Puckapunyal, Victoria. Covering an area of over 4000 square metres the museum is one of the largest armour museums in the Southern hemisphere.
Army History Unit is a direct command unit of Army Headquarters (AHQ), under the control, for administration purposes, of the Chief of Staff AHQ. As a sub unit of the Army History Unit, we have more than just vehicles on display; we have two unique halls devoted to the history, people and technology associated with the Light Horse and the modern armoured corps.
Australia’s cavalry and armoured forces have fought in all the key conflicts of the 20th century including the Boer War, World War 1, World War 2, Vietnam, and peacekeeping missions in Somalia and Rwanda. The museum has recently been involved in documenting the RAAC’s involvement in East Timor. The Museum continuously develops its exhibits, facilities and collection in order to be the principal establishment in Australia for the preservation and presentation of the nation’s Light Horse and armoured heritage.
The Museum is:
- The premier collection of Australian Light Horse and Armoured Heritage
- An excellent training facility for the Australian Army and the RAAC
- Widely regarded as a world-class military museum