Birdwood Military Museum

The men behind the medals

The Geraldton RSL Birdwood House features a collection of military artefacts within the Birdwood Military Museum. The items reveal something of the men behind the medals and the characters behind the lists of soldiers' names. You’ll discover everything from letters penned to loved ones from war zones and artworks fashioned from discarded artillery, to uniforms, weapons and medals. Time your visit for when the bar is open and you might also have the chance to share a beer and a yarn with a local war veteran.


Corner Forrest St & Chapman Rd
Geraldton WA 6530

Opening Hours

Mon & Thurs 9am - 2pm

Newborn’s arrival card on the frontlines of war

Imagine how Private Walter John Darnley must have felt when he received this card notifying him of the birth of his son, as he endured attack from both German and Italian forces in the desert outside...

Flag from war-ravaged Gallipoli and France

This flag takes pride of place in the foyer of Birdwood House. It once joined Australian soldiers during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915, and later travelled through war-ravaged France before finally...

Hand-painted memento to lost warship

HMAS Sydney (II) sank, off Shark Bay, in a World War II battle in 1941 with the German raider ship HSK Kormoran. The whole nation grieved over the loss of this once-triumphant warship and her crew of...

More Coral Coast collections

Relocating Koobabbie Farm, kitchen sink and all.

This collection was saved by Coorow Heritage Group, after it was gifted three buildings and the farming equipment from a historically significant farm. Find out about the history of Samuel Rudduck and...

Rail history brought to life

Stand on the platform of the former Walkaway Station, close your eyes and you can almost picture a train and hear the bustle of residents as they awaited passenger transport, the delivery of fresh...

Celebration of Aboriginal heritage and culture

The spacious and modern Gwoonwardu Mia Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre celebrates the culture and country of five Gascoyne Aboriginal language groups. You can learn much about the...

Take a stroll through Carnamah History

A stroll through the Carnamah Historical Society's museum is like a journey through the region’s past. You’ll find an extensive collection of old machinery and tools in the Museum’s yard and sheds...

While you're in the area

Hospitality Geraldton, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Hospitality Geraldton, SureStay Collection by Best Western
Ideally located in a quiet position, only minutes from the central...
169 Cathedral Avenue, Geraldton, WA 6530
Yamaji Art
Yamaji Art
Yamaji Art provides professional services to support and develop...
189 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530
Greenough Museum and Gardens
Greenough Museum and Gardens
Discover the social history of Greenough set up in the spacious rooms of...
11 Phillips Road, Greenough, WA 6532
Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore
Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore
Geraldton Backpackers on the Foreshore is centrally located in a beautiful...
172 Marine Terrace, Geraldton, WA 6530