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The Koorda Motor & Military Museum houses an array of military collections and vintage cars to browse through.
- Open Days/times:By appointment only
- Open Days:By Appointment Only
The Motor and Military Museum has an extensive private collection of motor, garage and military memorabilia from original classic and muscle cars, models and military displays from the Boer War to Afghanistan.
You can browse through the array of historic artefacts or sit down for a cuppa and enjoy being immersed in the history that surrounds you.
Most of the vehicles and equipment in the museum are from the Army, this is not intentional, but merely reflects that which is the most comonly found on farms in the area.
- Open Days/times:10am - 3pm, 7 days a week
- Open Days:Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Friday,Saturday,Sunday
The vehicles in the Museum don't just stay on display, most of them are fully operational and are taken out on parades, ANZAC day and rallies, Their ongoing maintenance and upkeep is born by the Museum. Although the Museum has a large collection of vehicles, we endeavor to tell the whole story of our defence forces. You will also find on display everything from a portable camp stove to a dentist chair, artillery to postcards sent home from the Western Front during WWI.
The Nungarin Heritage Machinery and Army Museum is housed in an original, massive Army Vehicle Workshop building, constructed in Nungarin in 1942-43 as part of Australia’s defense in WWII.
- Open Days/times:Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm
- Museums:Local History,Military,Motoring
- Open Days:Thursday,Friday,Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday
The huge building was part of the No.5 Base Ordnance Depot (5BOD) which was considered to be the largest storage facility for Army Ordnance in Western Australia at that time. Built at a total cost of approx. 10 million pounds it is believed to be the largest timber clad building in the southern hemisphere, featuring a distinctive saw tooth roof.
The Museum is run by local volunteers and relies heavily on the support of the Shire of Nungarin and donations from the public to maintain and expand exhibits. Many of the the items on display have been donated.