Army Museum of Tasmania
Army Museum of Tasmania
4.5
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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The Army Museum provides an array of exhibits showcasing more than 200 years of military history in Tasmania, from the original settlement of Hobart during the colonial period, through major conflicts of the 20th century, to modern peacekeeping.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Nathan Thomas (Kokoda Trekking)
Brisbane, Australia54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
An interesting part of Australian history. My son & I really enjoyed looking around the area and enjoying a bit of a history lesson.

We viewed the old jail which is the museum and the various buildings and memorials on ground.
Written 7 February 2020
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Wessa666
Brisbane, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
The entrance and where to go for the museum was confusing, worried about just walking into an active Army base. But once in side a Retired serviceman gave us the history of the Military jail and info on the base and buildings. Learnt a few things today. Love seeing the history kept alive.
Written 18 July 2018
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cmbsOz
oz128 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Didn't think I would enjoy it, but needing to kill a few hours I wandered up to take a look. The museum is small and realistically you could get through in an hour, but start chatting to the old vets that look after the place and things really start to get interesting. Was very pleasantly surprised and went away with knowledge I couldn't have got anywhere else.
Written 2 July 2015
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davidhughtaylor
Melbourne, Australia607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
historic site about 10 mins walk from downtown that dates back to convict times. friendly volunteer staff and the displays give good overivew of military history of tasmania and the free tour on tuesdays at 11 am is worth coming for
Written 8 March 2021
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Don B
Dieppe, Canada121 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
What a little gem this museum is. We started with a quick tour of the grounds. Most buildings dated to 1859-1860 and were in very good condition. The museum itself is housed in the old Gaol, and contains quite a history of Tasmanian military activity. This should be a must visit for all.
Written 7 October 2019
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W3557OOpatrickc
Hobart, Australia367 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Took my brother in law to the oldest military barracks in Australia. We arrived in time to be taken on a guided tour of the barracks and hear the history of the of the colony. Seeing the only military cannons turned on citizens of the colony. See the history of army recruited in Tasmania.
Written 10 May 2019
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Terry B
South Yunderup, Australia348 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
This museum is located on the edge of the city of Hobart. As an ex military person I had an interest in visiting this place from the outset of our arrival. Upon arrival we were given a tour of the surrounding Anglesea Barracks precinct before doing the museum proper. Our guide gave us a rundown of what was on offer before we were left to our own resources. It is only a very small museum but a lot of history is packed in to it. It is quite brilliantly presented and the majority of wars are addressed throughout the displays together with history of the local Tasmanian people involved in those respective wars. It is very much in keeping with the rest of the history that we saw throughout Tasmania.
Thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 13 November 2018
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Prado 150
Hobart, Australia308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
The Military Museum of Tasmania is located at Anglesea Barracks in Hobart and is an easy walk from the Hobart waterfront and Hobart CBD accommodation. The Museum is comparatively small and very compact, but contains a range of exhibits which are very well maintained and informative. They reflect Tasmania's early and unique military history as well as some of the more contemporary service of Tasmanian service personnel. The grounds of Anglesea Barracks are open to the general public so when visiting the Military Museum, take the extra time to walk around the Barracks Gun Park and other memorial exhibits - including the pedestal which early American scientists erected to view and measure Haley's Comet. There are Museum Guides who conduct tours around the Barracks so this is an option if you want a more in-depth historical experience. Recommended.
Written 12 June 2018
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Nunngo
ACT1,570 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Couples
A bit of a walk (uphill) from the city but as your walk higher up the hill don't forget to look back at the views. The barracks are free to wonder through and there are some lovely old buildings and statues/memorials scattered throughout the property. Again, look back down towards Hobart city for great city and harbour views
Written 13 August 2017
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MABonAUS
Perth, Australia28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Solo
I had a walk around the grounds before going into the museum, where there are some interesting buildings and memorials to fallen soldiers. If you are interested in military history there are some good exhibits from when Hobart was colonized to recently. One of the gentlemen on the door took the time to explain the development and history of the barracks and its many uses over the year. An enjoyable couple of hours
Written 13 February 2017
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