Location / Nearby The New South Wales Lancers Memorial Museum
The Museum of Australia's oldest surviving and most decorated Regiment. Guided by a retired Lancer, discover the history of mainland Australia's oldest military barracks and its oldest and most decorated Regiment, the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers. Hear about the wars in which it has fought and its glittering ceremonial history as Australia's Vice-Regal Escort. View the development of the Regiment's uniforms, equipment, means of communication on the battlefield, combat rations and weapons, from the days of horse and lance in the Boer War, through Gallipoli and Palestine as Light Horse in WW1, the tanks it used to mount Australia's largest ever armoured assault in WW2 to its role as armoured reconnaissance today. Inspect a rare example of the worlds first sub-machine gun, an even rarer example of the worlds first anti-tank weapon and, maybe, see the world from inside one of our heritage armoured fighting vehicles, most of which have been restored to full mobility.
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Very cool tanks
My son’s review - “The tanks are very cool”. I was entertained too, there were so many interesting items in the museum.
Hidden old world gem in the heart of the city
This small but extensive 2 story museum is contained within historic Lyndon House that was relocated stone by stone to the barracks circa 60 years ago and is gloriously restored! Externally, the 19th century parade games, with its 20th century tanks, are a spectacular juxtaposition for the growing city skyline! Internally the museum has a thousand stories of life in the Lancers! If you love the city of Parramatta, New South Wales history or those brave souls that defend our country do treat yourself to a tour of this amazing, historic site!
My wife and I visited Lancer Barracks Museum earlier this week and have no hesitation in recommending this heritage location to anybody interested in military history or Australian Colonial History. We were given a very informative and entertaining guided tour of the museum and surrounding grounds by a volunteer guide which took over two hours.
There are some very important and rare military items on display and all the exhibits are displayed in a very professional manner. The colonial buildings in the grounds go back as far as 1820 and are in excellent condition. There also a number of rare and restored military vehicles adjacent to the main museum. Strongly recommended.
Great visit to a hidden Sydney secret
I highly recommend the Guided Tour. You will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Lancer’s role in supporting our nation.
Personal tour of the Museum
I went on a tour today of lancer barracks definitely a hidden Sydney secret I had a great tour guide very knowledgeable and some interesting stories a must visit in parramatta if you’ve never been or are wanting venture as a tourist out west from the city centre
Must see NSW Lancers Barracks and Museum
By virtue of the fact I was in Parramatta outside of normal visits (Sundays) I opted for an individual visit. It costs a lot more but all admission fees are for a very good cause.
The Museum is a thorough history of the the NSW Lancers, the most highly decorated Australian unit. It covers all periods of the Lancers history and includes many interesting exhibits such as weapons, vehicles, uniforms etc.
I would commend this Museum to all who are interested in military history.
Chat to the fellas at the museum. Well worth the time.
Fantastic insight into Australian military history
Our guide was so informative and the whole family enjoyed the tour. Was a little cold this time of year, so bring a jacket :)
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