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Army Museum North Queensland

Discover the fascinating stories of the Australian Army in North Queensland when you explore the history displays at the Jezzine Barracks at Kissing Point.

The Army Museum North Queensland proudly showcases the heritage of the region’s past and present military units and personnel. Check out historical exhibits that display artifacts spanning the first defenses in Townsville and Thursday Island to present-day efforts in wider North Queensland. Stretching from Rockhampton in the south to the Torres Strait in the north and all the way to the border of the Northern Territory in the west, the museum is dedicated to Army units operating in an enormous geographical area.

Enter the heritage Jezzine Barracks and admire its restored architecture. Australian military units have operated on this site for over 120 years. There are three galleries located within the barracks. Check out Gallery One to learn about North Queensland’s early colonial military and its efforts in the Boer War. See a colonial officer’s tent and read about the stories of the Shearer’s Strike.

Visit Gallery Two to discover North Queensland’s role in World Wars I and II. Read the names on the Honour Board and find out the personal accounts of North Queensland soldiers in conflict. Browse interactive displays and learn about the effects of war on the Townsville region.

More recent conflicts are the feature of Gallery Three. Find out about the wars in Vietnam and Korea, as well as the fascinating history of North Queensland’s contemporary military leaders. The display on Sir John Lavarack and the Lavarack Barracks are a highlight. For a deeper insight into the three galleries, ask about a guided tour. Save some time to explore the barracks and stroll around the lawns dotted with restored cannons.

The Army Museum North Queensland is situated within the Jezzine Barracks in Townsville’s North Ward. It is a 10-minute drive from central Townsville and parking is available on site. The museum is open on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays until lunchtime. Admission is free; however, donations are appreciated. The museum is closed during the Christmas holidays and Good Friday. This attraction is wheelchair accessible.


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