On display daily you can discover genuine pieces of history including captured items from World War I & II, Northern Africa and the Pacific. See history up close view tanks, armoured personal carriers, armoured and anti-tank vehicles while learning about their applications during the world wars. Vehicles, weaponry and artillery you usually only get to see in the movies, all in one convenient location, right here in the Far North!
To add some excitement to your day, join us for an army style adventure. Take a ride in our de-commissioned APC (Armoured Personal Carrier), specially reconfigured to seat 10 passengers and available onsite daily at 11am and 2pm (subject to demand min 4 people)
The perfect experience for the whole family, once you are finished exploring the exhibits, visit our Kids Corner. The children can take a photo dressed as a real soldier, try on genuine army gear and play on the battle re-creation table allowing their imaginations to run wild. We haven’t forgotten the girls with costumes and toys for all.
Our underground 50m Shooting Gallery is open and running. So, if you would like to fire a wartime .303 or K98 Mauser or perhaps something a little more modern come and see us for a Cairns experience with a BANG!
During your visit, enjoy a coffee/tea or cool drink and a snack while you sit and relax in our self-service café area or as you browse through our retail section. You will find a surprisingly diverse collection of specialty items including some of the most unique novelty items, toys & games, model kits & paints, reference books and souvenirs. We are also now supplying the Far North with a full range of AFV models, Tamiya paints and accessories.
So come in and join us for a historic day out, learning has never been this explosive!
Currently our collection consists of OVER 150 armoured vehicles and artillery pieces, many of which will not be found anywhere else in Australia. We are constantly on the lookout for additional pieces of equipment that will make our museum a richer experience for those visiting.
Find Us at 2 Skyrail Drive, Smithfield
There are numerous transport options to get to the museum, they include:
Sun Bus Route 123 and disembark 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