The Sir John Monash Centre will open to visitors in April 2018, after 27 months of construction.
Much like the man it is named after, the Sir John Monash Centre is an outstanding example of creativity, meticulous planning and an innovative approach to military history.
Sitting adjacent to the Australian National Memorial along the Australian Remembrance Trail on the Western Front, the Centre boasts state of the art technology designed with the visitor in mind.
Visitors will learn about and understand the sacrifice of Australians on the Western Front during the First World War.
At the heart of the centre sits a large multimedia interpretive area, with a 360-degree theatre designed to immerse visitors in the real-life stories of Australian First World War soldiers.
By using the Centre’s own smartphone application, visitors will embark on their own unique experience, setting their own pace.
The Sir John Monash Centre has been carefully and thoughtfully planned to merge seamlessly with its existing surroundings. From start to finish, it has been designed for visitors to witness the emotional and historical significance of the site.
Whether it’s the battles you’re interested in or the personal stories of those who fought, the Centre will educate visitors about the Western Front unlike any other memorial or museum.
Entry to the Sir John Monash Centre is free and bookings can be made via the Centre’s website – www.sjmc.gov.au/book-your-visit/