Big Things in Store   1 comment

Saturday, 5 September, 2015

For anyone visiting Canberra, the Australian War Memorial is a must see. It sits majestically at the top of ANZAC Parade at the foot of Mt. Ainslie and is full of fascinating exhibits from Australia’s military history.

But there’s more, not all the of the thousands of pieces of military kit from around the world can be shown within the War Memorial itself at any one time, so out in the industrial suburb of Mitchell they have a massive warehouse where they restore, repair, conservative and store all of the stuff that is not on show in the AWM.

Every couple of years or so they throw open the doors of the Treloar Technology Centre for their ‘Big Things in Store’ event, where the public can take a walk around the massive warehouse to view tanks, planes, trucks, helicopters, artillery and much more besides from down the years.

Spring has finally arrived in Canberra and it seemed a shame to disappear inside the warehouses for a couple of hours, but it was fascinating to see so much of this stuff in one place and chat with the knowledgeable staff and volunteers on hand to describe the source of many of the pieces as well as its restoration history.

Posted September 5, 2015 by yermandownunder in Canberra Events, Observations, Out and about

One response to “Big Things in Store

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  1. Always meant to go to that but it was never the right time. Looks very interesting.

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