Sir John Monash Centre

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Sir John Monash Centre
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10:00 - 17:00
Monday
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
COVID-19: In accordance with French government directives concerning the COVID-19, the Sir John Monash Centre is closed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding. The Sir John Monash Centre tells Australia’s story of the Western Front in the words of those who served. Set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in northern France, and adjacent to the Australian National Memorial, the Sir John Monash Centre is the hub of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front. Annual Closure from 25 december 2020 to 1st January 2021 inclusive and from 10 February to 1 March inclusive.
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I_over_P
Munich, Germany105 contributions
Fantastic museum, worth visiting
Aug 2020 • Family
We travelled around the area to see all the battle sides and memorials. There are several good museums in the area, but this one was our favorite. It is free of charge, really interactive and engaging. The little cafe is also nice to have a cup of coffee after your visit.
Written 16 August 2020
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Wim van Iperen
's-Gravenzande, The Netherlands4 contributions
Visiting war graves
Jul 2020 • Couples
Very impressive experience to be at this cemetery. I was astonished that so many young people died for the freedom of europa. May there souls be remembered for ever. The exhibition was very breathtaking. THANKS
Written 10 August 2020
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Anthony K
Paris, France107 contributions
Amazing and overwhelming experience
Jul 2020
Prepare yourself for a highly personal and emotional journey, with more input that we could take in during our visit. There is so much here. We shall go again. So well presented and involving. You will need to download the App and take stereo headphones (on sale there) for best experience. They say there is 5 hours of commentary and so much more to occupy you.
Written 8 August 2020
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LizzyLeeton
Leeton, Australia610 contributions
One of the highlights of our self drive trip
Nov 2019
A great experience and a great museum. This is a must see and you would be silly not to make sure you get here. Very modern and sophisticated, just a really great experience.
Written 26 March 2020
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Jonathonm920
Toowoomba11 contributions
Walking in the footsteps of Pop
Sep 2019
My grandfather served in WW1. A visit to the Sir John Monash Centre provided an outstanding insight in to what he would have seen and experienced. It has been extremely well set up and the displays were excellent. It is compulsory visiting for not only those interested in military history but for everyone desiring a better understanding of the human ability to wage and endure war. Even if it doesn't sound like your cup of tea you should still definitely go if you are in the area - you will walk away wiser and glad you visited.
Written 11 February 2020
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Paul C
Perth, Australia213 contributions
A place that reminds Australians to be so proud of our forefathers
Apr 2019
We had attended the Anzac Service the previous day and had tickets to the Monash Centre. There were loads of people around and it seemed like it was not the best idea to attend the day after Anzac Day. However we had tickets and a time so pushed on. The Centre is brilliant and can accommodate the crowds there and staff kept the numbers in to a manageable level.
The exhibits are stunning in the way they are presented and we spent 3+ hours there just checking it all out. The interactive and static displays, along with the real items and reproductions added to the story. I was stunned when using the search facility to find my grandfather's details and service record easily. Everyone in our party came away touched by the level of detail and care involved. Many thanks to the staff there and the fact that I now know where my Grandfather fought, enlisted and so much more. Pity not everyone can get there and then also look over the land fought on.
Written 28 January 2020
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An incredibly moving experience
Jan 2020 • Family
Spending the day here with our two boys was a very touching and memorable experience. The weather was as it was in those days of war, the museum was very moving. The interactive nature of the exhibits allows one to explore areas of interest whether it be battle details, weaponry or the more personal details of the soldiers, nurses and civilians around them. Highly recommend this to any family’s traveling in the area, we came for a day trip from Paris on the train and it was well worth while.
Written 21 January 2020
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rmcpherson2018
Perth, Australia6 contributions
Visit Villers-Brettoneux and Sir John Monash Centre
Apr 2019
Took a day trip from Paris to the memorial site. Hired a car and drove up but also took in some surrounding towns that are complementary to the battle theme and very respectful and acknowledge the significant Australian contribution to WWI. Albert, Pozieres and Le Hamel are all worth calling on to. Australian visitors are very politely acknowledged. Le Hamel also has a great memorial dedicated to the Australian effort that sits above the town and details Monash's plan to take Villers-Brettoneux.
Villers-Brettoneux was very moving and sombre but the interactive memorial inside the building is well worth the effort, rewarding and fills you with pride and admiration of what the soldiers endured.
Written 29 December 2019
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IFeet
Perth309 contributions
Superb representation, informative and engaging
Jun 2019 • Couples
I originally reviewed this under the 'Australian National Memorial' oops! We visited the Sir John Monash Centre early one morning prior to the coaches, and it was well worth the effort. The entrance is hidden at the back of the National Memorial, down a long sloping pathway. You need a mobile phone and earphones (they sell cheap earphones if you forget, like we did) and the staff were very helpful in assisting us to download the app and set up the guide. The centre is 'done' as a range of screens; you stand in front of a bank of screens and your audio guide 'picks up' where you are and starts the commentary, either a narrator, personal recollections, or book readings. There are also optional extra commentaries for each bank of screens. The screens show the most moving collection of actual footage, photographs, diary entries and maps, and is the most comprehensive collection of information. You move from section to section, following the order of the war, and everything is covered, from the 'bigger picture', to life at home and behind the trenches. We have been to France several times, tracing the footsteps of our relatives in the 14-18 war, and this Centre is quite simply fantastic. Entry is free, which cannot be said of many other war museums or memorials in France. Visit early, as I imagine it's hard to fully cover every 'section' when it's crowded. If you only visit one museum or memorial on the Somme, make it this Centre, it is truly amazing.
Written 27 December 2019
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Steven P
Mackay, Australia6 contributions
Definite ‘TO DO’ List
Nov 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the John Monash Centre, ‘ modern’ experience in comparison to other museums etc. digital exhibits are excellent and the Cinematic experience is superb. Highly recommend, also make sure you touch the screen to see other chapters on the digital story screens. Great all round visit outside and in.
Written 14 December 2019
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