The Anzac Memorial opens its doors for an exclusive highlight tour for Sydney Open visitors on 5-6 November.
Take a guided 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the original veteran consulting rooms from 1934, discover the stories behind the Memorial’s original Art Deco architecture, and explore the most recent addition, the award-winning Centenary Extension including its exhibition covering over 100 years of Australian service in conflicts and peacekeeping.
The annual Sydney Open weekend sees the doors unlock to the city’s historically significant, architecturally inspiring, contemporary and secret spaces usually off-limits to the general public.
The behind-the-scenes tour runs every half-hour from 10am to 4pm on Sunday, 6 November.
To join the tour, visitors will need a Sydney Open City Pass. These are now available for purchase from Sydney Open here.
On the day, simply speak to the Sydney Open volunteer in pink at the Memorial's Liverpool St entrance.
Sydney Open talks: 6 November
Join us for a special series of free Sydney Open talks on Sunday, 6 November presented by the Memorial’s curatorial staff. The schedule appears below.
Bookings are recommended. To book, click on the link beside the session time.
A Gallant Flyer
A recent donation of treasured family heirlooms to the Anzac Memorial reveal a remarkable drama of desperate courage by the pilot of a crippled heavy bomber during the Second World War. The young man from the Sydney suburb of Pagewood earned one of the rarest decorations to the RAAF. Visit the Memorial to see the original souvenirs, documents and photographs that tell the heroic and tragic story.
Talk by Brad Manera, Senior Historian and Curator, Anzac Memorial
Women’s Wartime Service; Five Stories in Five Objects
Using objects from the Anzac Memorial’s collection, Dr. Catie Gilchrist will examine how women’s wartime service has changed and evolved. From the nurses who went overseas during the Great War, to all the women who donned a uniform and served on the home front during the Second World War and to their more recent involvement in peacekeeping missions in the late twentieth century, women have always played an important role in times of war.
Talk by Dr Catie Gilchrist, Exhibition Research Officer, Anzac Memorial
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