The War Memorial seems to be doing a good job keeping their best kept secret – well – secret.
This Saturday they have their annual “Big Things” open day at their Mitchell stores.
This is well worth taking the kids to – two big sheds chockko with everything from the two German V2 missiles (one pre-restoration, one in good nick) to planes, choppers, tanks, parts of ships, armaments by the wall-load – all right up close and personal. To get an idea, I found this photo collection on Picasa.
The event description on the AWM website is quite brief: Saturday 16, 12-4, coin donation, obligatory sausage sizzle, closed flat footwear, no tripods or large bags, Callan Street Mitchell.
The tripods bit is unfortunate because the light level is fairly low, so will make taking decent photos hard.
I’d also suggest warm clothing – these are just big sheds, plus some of the stuff is outside.