Nungarin Heritage Machinery & Army Museum
The Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum is housed in an original massive Army Vehicle Workshop building constructed in Nungarin in 1942-43 as part of Australia's defence in WWII. The huge building was part of the No.5 Base Ordnance Depot (5BOD) which was the largest storage facility for Army Ordnance in Western Australia at that time and was built at a total cost of approx. ten million pounds. On show are:
- An impressive 10th Light Horse collection dedicated to local WW1 hero Trooper Joseph William Spillman (a veteran of the Gallipoli and Palestine campaigns, and 1 of only 15 light horse men to have been awarded the Military Medal)
- A Dingo Scout Car
- A Stuart Tank
- A Bren-Gun Carrier
- Examples of military uniforms
- Various Army vehicles and trucks
- A large collection of photographs and other Memorabilia including "Trench Art"
Entry to the museum is $5.00 per person, with children accompanied by an adult admitted free.
The Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum is open to the public Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9.00 am - 12 noon and Monday, Tuesday and Thursday again from 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm. We are also open on Saturday mornings from 9.00 am - 12 noon. We are open at other times as well as for group and weekend bookings by appointment. Please phone us on 9046 5040 (leave a message on our answering machine if we are working at the other end of the building) or send an email to email@example.com. You can also visit us at our website - www.nungarinmuseum.com.au.