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

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...

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...

Newborn’s arrival card on the frontlines of war

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