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Locals Free Open Day at the Museum

Locals Free Open Day at the Museum

Start Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:00am
End Date: 
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 4:00pm

Free Entry Sunday 8 July 2018.

If you haven’t visited the National Vietnam Veterans Museum and you live within the Bass Coast Shire, here is your opportunity. Free entry for the day. This is our way of thanking the local community for their support, so don’t forget to put this date in your diary.

Our well loved Wonthaggi Woodcrafters will have wooden model kits for kids to make up and purchase. Some models will be in the shape of the Canberra Bomber, the Huey helicopter, the Jeep and the Centurion Tank. Face painting with local well known artist, Patrice Mahoney, who creates some amazing and interesting faces on willing participants. Fun games for kids, quoites, knuckles or hopscotch which we used to play in the 60’s, are amongst activities for the day. A special attraction is the Action Station where kids and adults will be able to handle items used by servicemen on their tour of duty. A great opportunity for photos. At the entrance to the museum, kids will be able to register as an NVVM Investigator and follow the clues to discover the secrets of the museum. They will be presented with their very own Certificate with their name on it, on completion of the quest. There will be plenty of volunteers to ask if you get stuck.

A guided tour of the Museum Workshop will be one of the highlights of the day. This area is usually off limits to the public. Members of our restoration team will be available to conduct tours and answer any questions about current restoration projects, including the restoration of the Canberra Bomber and Caribou 231.

Our holographic Light & Sound Show is always popular and we have a new exhibition to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Coral Balmoral.

Doors will open at 10am – 4pm. The Nui Dat Cafe will be open for delicious snacks and great coffee.

We are located at 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven. (behind the Helipad). Please call the museum on 5956 6400 for further details.

We would like to thank our Major Sponsors – San Remo & District Community Bank – for their generous support.