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.