The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum was opened in December 2003 by a committee
established in the year 2000.
The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum's objectives are:
- To preserve Gippsland's Military Heritage
- To provide the means to display and highlight the role played by Gippslanders
in our Defence Forces both in peace and in war.
The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum is a non profit organisation and is level
1 accredited with Museums Australia.
The Gippsland Armed forces museum were recently awarded a Certificate of Merit
at the Philip Island and East Gippsland Discovery Tourism awards in the Heritage
and Cultural Tourism category.
The Museum features many photographs, stories and displays detailing Gippsland's
military involvement in times of war and peace. See photographs of the many "local
boys" who served and also maps and photographs showing just how close enemy
forces came to our region!
When you plan to visit the Museum, be sure to allocate at least 2 hours. There
are many many things to see including photographs, uniforms, medals, aircraft
parts etc. There are many stories outlined with photographs, maps and pictures
and if you don't allocate enough time to browse your way through there are many
things you'll simply miss.
There are separate rooms allocated to "Dad's War Stuff" (an award
winning exhibition), the Vietnam War, Women in the military, Sale RAAF and more.
"Dad's War Stuff" was originally located in Morwell and the award
winning exhibition is now part of the Gippsland Armed Forces Museum. It features
George Auchterlonie from the 8th Australia Lighthorsemen Regiment who served in
Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine during World War I.
The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum includes a Research Library where you can
search through family histories, books and logs. A computer is also available
for electronic searching.
The museum is open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday and at other times
The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum is located in Punt Lane, Sale. Map
Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children and concession card holders.
Gippsland Armed Forces Museum Membership is available and costs are as follows:
- Adults $25
- Juniors $10
- Concession $10
- Family $40
Gippsland Armed Forces Museum Inc Committee:
- President: Mr Neville Gibbons 03 5146 6555
- Vice President: Mr Mark Hadley-Powell
- Secretary: Mr Rory Ester 03 5144 5997
- Treasurer: Amy Szokolik