Open Hatch Day

Every Wednesday at 11:30am, The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum conducts an “Open Hatch” day.

Our Assistant Manager/Ex Tankie Jason, is highly knowledgeable in the field of armoured vehicles. Watch and listen as he conducts a walk around tour of one of our unique and rare vehicles, and will discuss topics such as mobility, armour protection, firepower and combat history of the specific vehicle. The Open Hatch day also allows visitors to actually climb inside and take photos of the vehicles which is usually off limits to the public. There is no additional costs involved to be a part of our Open Hatch Day, as it is part of the general admission fee.

Please note that it can be quite claustrophobic inside our vehicles, if you do have any issues with enclosed spaces, please inform staff prior to entering vehicle.

The next Open Hatch dates and vehicles are listed below.

8th August – Chieftain

15th August – Leopard 1

22 August – M47

29 August – M113 FSV

5th September – M110

12th September – Churchill and Variants

19th September – Centurion

26th September – Sherman M4A1

3rd October – T34/85 and SU100

10th October – Matilda Gun Tank and Dozer

17th October – Valentine

24th October – Sentinel AC1 & AC4

31st October – Tiger Replica

Vehicle list will be updated on a monthly basis. Please note Open Hatch Days may change vehicles depending on new arrivals. Please call the museum on 07 4038 1665 if you have any questions.

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