How can I get to the museum?
There are numerous transport options to get to the museum, they include:
- Ring the Museum on 07 4038 1665 and we can book you a one way or return transfer with Down Under Tours. They operate from the CBD, Northern Beaches and Port Douglas. To ensure a seat please book at least 24 hours in advance.
- Sun Bus Route 123 and get off at the Skyrail stop (please note the bus service does not operate on weekends or public holidays). Click here for the Sun Bus Website
- Cairns Taxi Phone # 131008
- Self-drive via Kamerunga Road OR Captain Cook Highway
- Uber is now available in Cairns, simply download the app and select your location
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Is parking available?
Free car, bus, and RV parking is available for self-drive visitors.
How long should I allow to see the exhibitions?
We suggest a minimum of an hour to see the exhibits but more time can be easily spent. If you have a real interest in military history and vehicles, it will take you at least 2-3 hours.
Are the tanks and artillery guns inside or outside?
All our exhibits are inside the museum so no matter what the weather you can enjoy the experience.
How suitable is the exhibition for small children?
The exhibition features large vehicles and artillery pieces. Suitability of the experience does depend on the individual child. Parental discretion is suggested for children aged under 5.
Can I take photos in the museum?
Photos for personal use are permitted inside the exhibition, including selfies and happy-snaps for you to enjoy later. However photography for a commercial purpose must be arranged with museum management.
Can I re-enter the museum?
Re-entry to the museum is permitted on the day of ticket purchase only. Annual passes are available prices can be found here.
Can I make a group booking?
Groups of 15 or more persons can book at a discounted price. Payment can be made on the day of the visit or you can organise an invoice for your group booking prior to your visit. For quotes and invoice please contact us by telephoning 07 4038 1665 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have wheel chair access?
Yes, there is a wheelchair ramp beside the front entry steps. Visitors with the larger mobility scooters or similar devices can pre-arrange access through a side vehicle access door. Handicapped and ambulatory toilet facilities are available.
Do you have a café?
The museum has a comfortable café area that includes a fresh bean coffee machine and a cold drinks and snack vending machine. Please note that these machine accept cash only and the museum does not offer cash out.
Can I get into a tank?
There are no barriers around our exhibits allowing you to touch and look in them but unfortunately due to safety issues, members of the public are not permitted to climb in, climb on, or attempt to operate any of the exhibits unless the activity is part of one of our supervised “Open Hatch Day”. Further information for the Open Hatch Day can be found here.
Can I shoot a tank or artillery gun?
Unfortunately, in accordance with the Queensland Weapons Act, all the artillery and tank guns have been rendered permanently inoperative but you are welcome to try your shooting skills in our shooting gallery.
Does the museum identify militaria?
The museum staff will assist members of the public to identify militaria but will not provide valuations. If you are not a local, please feel free to send us an email to help you identify your militaria.
How do I get a job at the museum?
Currently there are no vacancies at the museum however if you would like to submit a CV to email@example.com we will be happy to keep it on file pending any positions becoming available at a future day.
What is the Shooting Gallery?
At the museum, we have a underground 50m Shooting Gallery. You do not have to have a Shooters Licence to participate. A list of the shooting packages can be found here.
How old do you have to be for the Shooting Gallery?
The minimum age for the shooting gallery is 12.
Is the Museum air-conditioned?
Unfortunately, the Museum is not air-conditioned, however we have over half a dozen giant ceiling fans and the walls have numerous roller doors that allow the cool breeze to go right through the museum. However, if you do get a little warm and need a break you can seek the comfort of our many benches placed around the museum.
What is an APC ride?
At the museum, we have altered a late 60’s 432 Armoured Personnel Carrier and turned it into our Joy ride vehicle. At the back of the museum we are lucky enough to have a large paddock with numerous gully’s and dips to make the ride exciting. We have altered the vehicle so it is open on the sides so our visitors feel much more comfortable.