Princess Royal Fortress

Immerse yourself in this site which is brimming with military history. Beyond the modern National Anzac Centre (see separate entry) there is a wealth of fascinating history to be discovered as you walk around the historic Fortress. Defensive gun batteries are still in place, nestled into the sides of Mount Adelaide, and many of the old buildings have been repurposed to tell the stories of the men and women who served here from when it was the first federal defence of Australia in 1893. The exhibitions in the Barracks Gallery present items from the extensive Collection along with photographs and fascinating information. The handsome and poignant Roll of Honour, displayed in this Gallery, commemorates those from the Albany district who enlisted in World War 1.


Forts Road
Mount Clarence
Albany WA 6330

Opening Hours

7 days 9am - 5pm

This stunning snake was made by an Ottoman prisoner-of-war during World War I. The men would crochet glass beads to make snakes, as well as lizards, bags, purses and jewellery, which they would sell...

This small watercolour painting is an on-the-spot depiction from December 1914 of the Second Convoy at anchor in King George Sound with the submarine HMAS AE2 in the foreground. It was painted by...

This broad brimmed felt hat might be well-worn now, but in its day, it was very stylish. In fact, the hat’s attractive design was important in recruiting women into the Australian Women’s Army Service...

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Visit three sites to take in this local collection.

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