Army Engineer Museum

The Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering showcases the contribution of the RAE to our nation's military history and involvement in virtually every conflict and peace mission including those mounted by the United Nations.

About the Museum

There are displays covering the role played by the RAE in Colonial Australia, to the participation and security success of the 2000 Olympic Games and the continuing work in remote and indigenous community developments.

A tour of the museum encompasses the main display building, the diorama display, examples of equipment used for gap crossing and the many large items of engineer plant and armoured vehicles developed not only for construction tasks but also for land clearing and land mine destruction and clearance.

Opening hours and location

Location: Holsworthy Barracks, Soldier’s Way, Holsworthy NSW 2173

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Hours: ADF / ADO Members
Museum; Monday to Friday 0900-1200, 1300-1500
Corps Shop Wednesday to Friday 1300-1500

General Public : Tuesday & Thursday  Monday – Friday 0930 – 1530

Bookings are essential 48 hours notice required.

RAE Memorial Chapel

The RAE Memorial Chapel was erected in 1968 by Royal Army Engineer tradesmen and apprentices from sandstone blocks originally cut by convicts at Campbelltown and WWI POW interred at Holsworthy. Funds for the chapel were raised by 'sappers', the equivalent in rank structure of a 'private' in the rest of the army.

The chapel contains handwritten copies of the Honour Rolls for WWII and post-WWII, memorial plagues and Australian flags that hang in dedication to fallen sappers.

The Chapel is non-denominational and is a place where civilians and military personnel alike can marry, worship or eulogise those that have passed from us.