Army Engineer Museum

The Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering (AAMME)  showcases the contribution of The Royal Australian Engineers (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 AAMME

The Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering showcases the history of the RAE across a large open gallery. Visitors can learn about the history of the RAE, see equipments and artefacts at home and overseas.

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.

Location

Australian Army Museum of Military Engineering
Holsworthy Barracks,
Alec Campbell Drive,
Holsworthy, NSW 2173

Phone: (02) 8782 8822
Email: aamme.mailbox@defence.gov.au

As the museum is located within the Holsworthy Army Barracks, please observe these security restrictions:

  • Open to the public: Tuesday & Thursday - 10.30am - 1.30pm
  • Visits must be arranged 72 hours in advance
  • Visits at other times are available by appointment.
  • Visitors 16 years and older must provide:
    • government issued photographic id (Driver's licence, Passports, etc.);
    • to discuss a donation or for research purposes contact the museum directly.

RAE Memorial Chapel

The RAE Memorial Chapel, located within the Holsworthy Barracks, was erected in 1968 by Royal Army Engineer tradesmen and apprentices. The Chapel is made 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 an army 'private'.

The chapel contains handwritten copies of the Honour Rolls for WWII and post-WWII, memorial plaques 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.