Lakes Coast Visitor Guide

LAKES COAST VISITOR GUIDE | PAGE 9 PHILLIP ISLAND A fascinating insight into the Vietnam War The National Vietnam Veterans Museum is an independent Australian museum dedicated to the heritage and legacy of Vietnam Veterans. The vast collection of artefacts, from planes to name tags, is interpreted with information boards, and supplemented by audio description InfoWand devices and touch screens, to keep you engaged throughout your visit. A holographic light and sound show will help you understand the significance of Australian military involvement in the conflict, including seeing it through the eyes of Vietnam veterans. At the museum you will see the “birthday ballot” barrel used to select men to be conscripted into the Australian army. You will also see an iconic Huey helicopter, an American jeep and a centurion tank affectionately known as “the widow maker”. You can also relax in the Nui Dat Café, which is open seven days a week from 10am-3pm. The café offers tea and coffee, cakes and slices, or stay for lunch with soup, toasted sandwiches and sausage rolls – which are all homemade on site. All visitors are able to view the exhibits, with wheelchair access and disabled facilities available. Wheelchairs and walkers are also available on site. Guided tours for groups and schools can be arranged by contacting the museum. The exhibitions and displays change throughout the year and the museum holds a variety of events. If you’d like to find out what’s currently on – or coming up – at the Museum, go to The National Vietnam Veterans Museum features an array of military equipment and displays – providing an engaging insight into Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War. Take a look inside a historic Huey military helicopter. • Holographic light & sound show. • Audio visual interactive devices. • Aircraft, helicopters & Centurion Tank. • Nui Dat Café for coffee and snacks. 25 Veterans Drive, Newhaven, Phillip Island - National Vietnam Veterans Museum and Café Open 7 days 10am 5pm Ph: 5956 6400 FASCINATING FOR ALL AGES PB8318