In 1914 over 41,000 service men and women left from Albany bound for World War I. For many this would be the last time they saw home. Today at this very location stands the state-of-the-art award winning National Anzac Centre which uses multimedia, interactive technology and historical artifacts to create a deeply personal connection with the past, as well as pay tribute to those who served.Through traditional museum display and highly interactive multi-media content, visitors assume the identity of one of 32 actual service men or women, and follow their experience of the Great War: From recruitment, through training and embarkation, ship-board life on the convoys, the conflicts at Gallipoli, the Middle East, and the Western Front. Finally, for those lucky enough to survive, you will witness their return home and the difficulties they faced adjusting back into normal society.
Visit: National Anzac Centre, Albany, Western AustraliaExperience the Anzac legend at the National Anzac Centre. Visitors receive a character card and audio technology which they can use to follow the personal story of an Anzac by exploring touch screens, sound, static displays, and historic artifacts from The Australian War Memorial and Western Australian Museum. It is recommended that at least 2 hours be allowed for this experience. When you are finished at the National Anzac centre, explore the large coastal guns, bunkers and fortifications of the heritage listed Princess Royal Fortress, a pre-federation coastal defense system which is one of Australia's oldest coastal fortifications.For nature and adventure lovers, immerse yourself in a 260 hectare natural reserve surrounding the National Anzac Centre that offers the ultimate blend of natural, cultural, historical and adventure based experiences including historic cultural sites, nature based walking and mountain bike trails, wildflowers, whale watching as well as shopping and dining. The National Anzac Centre precinct can be accessed by car and ample free car parking is available.