The Kokoda Hall Museum was designed, built and is run by a team of volunteers. It is a place for people to come and remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its lasting impact on society. Our museum ranks highly with some of the greatest military museums in the world. With a vast collection of war relics, official and private records, art, photographs, film and sound are utilised to relate the story of our nation’s experience in world wars, regional conflicts and international peacekeeping.
The ‘Interpretive bunker’ features authentic looking sandbags which partially cover the north wall. They were created using hessian bags filled with polystyrene blocks, skillfully hand shaped to suit, cut in half and adhered to the plywood backing to give the desired effect. The remainder of the wall was lined with recycled galvanized corrugated steel. The ceiling has large recycled timber beams fitted and is lined with acoustic material draped with camouflage netting. On the rear brick wall the wall has been painted camouflage featuring fake bullet holes alongside a version of a Second World War “Kilroy was here” motif. There is a 50 inch screen and special industrial 19 inch touch screen were you can experience Anzac history brought to life through the Gallipoli:The First Day app. Our purpose built Armoury room features an extensive collection of rare combat weapons including .303 rifles, foreign rifles, automatic weapons and a collection of swords.
The Kokoda Hall Museum was built in 2015 to ensure we preserve the memory and records of those who suffered and died for Australia. You can help us preserve our military history by purchasing a raffle ticket in the Kokoda Hall Museums fundraising raffle.