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Milne Bay Military Museum

O'Quinn Street, Toowoomba, QLD 4350
Postal address
PO Box 18434, Clifford Gardens, Toowoomba, QLD 4530
Opening hours
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
Adults: $5; Children: $3; Family: $12

Milne Bay Military Museum, the official 25/49 Battalion History Room as recognised by the Army History Unit, began as a collection of artefacts belonging to 25th Battalion veterans who had served during World War I and II and in the Battle of Milne Bay in 1942. The collection has grown over the years to include all theatres of World War II, as well as the Boer War, World War I, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and more recent conflicts.

Interesting features of the Museum include:

  • Individual soldiers’ stories.
  • Full size replica World War I trenches including a soundscape of exploding shells, and showing the command post and hospital bay.
  • A replica of the Red Barron’s Fokker DR1 tri-plane, with lifelike imitation machine gun fire and theatrics.
  • An extensive collection of uniformed mannequins, providing a strong reminder of the human face of conflict.
  • A large display of firearms, daggers, swords and knives dating from the late 1800s.
  • The Conflict Gallery displaying weapons, uniforms, medals and aircraft used in conflicts between 1951 and 1972.
  • A dedicated 25th Battalion History Room and Wall of Remembrance with its Roll of Honour above a stained glass window commemorating the members of the 25th Darling Downs Regiment who died in battle at Milne Bay and Bouganville.

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