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Objects of National Significance: When war trophies came to Goulburn

Rocky Hill War Memorial tower opened in 1925 to commemorate the men and women of Goulburn and surrounding districts who served in WW1. Our significant collection has grown considerably in recent years and is now considered to be one of the most substantial regional military collections in Australia

Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum is located on a spectacular rocky outcrop overlooking the city of Goulburn NSW. The museum and its collection is widely celebrated as a moving cultural heritage experience dedicated to commemorating and interpreting compelling stories, including Goulburn’s own stories, of the men and women who have served Australia in conflict.

Our current exhibition tells the story of WW1 war trophies that came to Goulburn in 1920, 1922 and 1927 and their role in the origins of the Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum. This exhibition also includes 16 items of national significance.

The original museum opened in the basement of the tower in 1927 to house Goulburn’s substantial collection of WW1 trophies. The museum remained in the basement of the tower until 1999 when the growing collection moved into the former caretakers cottage which now sits alongside our brand new museum building. A Service of Remembrance will be held in this museum each open day at 11am.

Event dates

Event Details

Memorial Road, Goulburn, New South Wales
10am to 4pm
Entry fees:
By donation
Attendance limit:
Less than 50
Onsite facilities: