The NVVM seeks to remember, interpret and relate the experience of the veterans of the Vietnam War and the enduring impact of the war on society.
The Museum was initiated and created by volunteers. Now largely also run by volunteers it is home to a huge collection of artifacts, both large and small, interpreted with information, imagery and audio (using our fantastic InfoWand devices and touch screens). It will keep you, your family and friends engaged for the length of your visit.
‘Our museum talks to you’. Starting with the holographic Light and Sound Show, this helps visitors understand the significance of Australian military involvement by outlining the causes and consequences of the conflict. You can then investigate this era by seeing it through the eyes of Vietnam veterans.
At NVVM you will see the conscription ballot balls used in the system of National Service that divided our nation. You will walk beneath and around such key vehicles as helicopters, a tank, even a bomber used in Vietnam. See yourself in the boots of a Tunnel Rat or the helmet of a Chopper Pilot.
Endlessly fascinating and absorbing, no matter what age group. Expect the unexpected.
Allow a minimum 1.5 hours for your visit.
Nui Dat Café is open 7 days a week for scrumptious light refreshments and beverages.
• Guided tours are available for groups and schools, please contact the museum directly.
• Easy Access Facility - All visitors are able to access our museum and are able to view all of our exhibits.
• We are wheelchair accessible and have disabled facilities available. We also have wheelchairs and walkers available for use.
• Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events
National Vietnam Veterans Museum Collection (1994)
The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the history of all Vietnam veterans in Australia's longest war - the Vietnam War from 1962 to 1972.
Themes: Shaping cultural and creative life