Tags: heritage, gallery, museum
Victoria Barracks is a Heritage listed site containing, as it does, many reminders of early life in the Colony of Queensland and the early days of the Commonwealth. The buildings date from 1864, although the majority were built just before or just after Federation. The Barracks is still in use today as a Tri-Service institution and so public access is not generally available during the working week.
The Victoria Barracks Museum is operated by the Army History Unit in conjunction with the Queensland Military Heritage Foundation. It is the official Army sponsored Museum in South East Queensland related to all the corps and units in South East Queensland. The collection includes weapons which saw service in Australian, Allied and enemy forces between 1899 and 1972. Medals on display include Boer War, First World War and Second World War campaign and gallantry awards. A comprehensive display of replica medals enables easy identification of medals issued to Australian servicemen and women from about 1860 to 1980. A range of research publications is also held by the Museum.