Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall R.S.L.A.

The museum is located in the soldiers memorial hall building first opened on 26 November 1921. It occupies two floors of the building. On entering you see the crypt and honour boards, moving further into the museum you arrive in the main hall where our stained glass window can be viewed. This hall also contains a collection of original paintings commemorating the light horse. There are several display cases containing memorabilia on this floor.

On the second floor is a large collection of uniforms, photos, display cases and several rooms with theme displays. We have an extensive collection of handmade post cards from World War 1 and several dairies from soldiers who served during WW1. Most of the museum collection is based on local people and greater Ipswich.

On our monthly open days we provide a personal guided tour through the museum . This tour highlights the history of this building and gives a background to the heritage of this site.

Opening Hours

The Ipswich Soldiers Memorial Hall is open 9am - 3pm on the last Sunday of every month, excluding December. On Monday to Thursday, between 9am and 12pm, schools, groups etc may view the museum by appointment only.

For more information please call 07 3281 4159 or email

Important Notice: We regret there is no wheel chair access to the museum, however an electric stair chair lift is available.

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Promoting the interests and welfare of former and serving members of the ADF and their dependants in the district of Ipswich.

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