The Soldier’s Memorial Institute Military Museum – The Museum building is a significant landmark both for the residents of the City of Greater Bendigo and for visitors. The Museum was recently redeveloped and officially re-opened on November 15 2018, exactly 97 years after the initial opening of the building in 1921. The museum is home to a broad range of wartime memorabilia that has either been donated or loaned by individuals and organisations.

Current Exhibition: Sarah Wood, Avenues of Honour

Sarah Wood, Avenues of Honour: 1915-2015, a photographic survey by Sarah Wood will be on display from Friday 1st March. The exhibition features over 40 framed photographs depicting avenue sites in metropolitan and regional Australia, including Central Victoria. As a professional photographer and horticulturalist, Sarah Wood started this project in 2007 upon a suggestion by Heritage Victoria and it has become a labour of love. The five Heritage Avenues were, Ballarat, Woodend, Mont Park, Calder Woodburn and Eurack

Museum Gift Shop

The Museum gift shop is fully stocked for all of your merchandise needs, whether you want a magnet, stubby holder, book, t-shirt or necklace there is bound to be something for you. See the friendly team for prices and information

Museum Details

Opening Hours

Sunday: 10am-4pm
Monday: 10am-4pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Wednesday: 10am-4pm
Thursday: 10am-4pm
Friday: 10am-4pm
Saturday: 10am-4pm

Admission Fees

Adults: $6
Service/Life Member: $2 (with members card)
Current ADF Member: $2 (with identification)
Affiliate/Social Member: $5 (with members card)
Children/Students: $4 (under 12 years of age)
Concession/Seniors/Pension: $5 (with concession card)
Family Pass: $15 (2 adults & 2 children)

Contact Information

Address:  37-39 Pall Mall, Bendigo 3550 (directly opposite the original Myer store).
Phone: 03 5442 4513
Fax: 03 5443 5821

Facebook: /BendigoSoldiersMemorialInstituteMilitaryMuseum
Instagram: @soldiersmemorialinstitute

How to Donate

Whilst the building is complete we still need your help!
Please consider donating to the fit out of this wonderful building so the exhibitions may change on a rotating basis to keep the learning experience alive for those who visit.

Donations can also be made via bank transfer into the following account.
Institution: ANZ Bank, Bendigo. Account Name: Bendigo District RSL Sub-Branch Inc
BSB: 013-533
Account Number: 4055-14181
Account Descriptor: SMI Donations

Alternatively, donations are being received at the customer service desk of the Bendigo District RSL, 73-75 Havilah Road, Bendigo, between 9am and 5pm every day of the week.

Bendigo Roll of Honour


The Soldiers Memorial Institute has implemented a new website remembering those that died in World War 1.

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Visitor Information


Explore Bendigo Website- The Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Bendigo.
Monument Australia Website – Monument Australia Anzac Centenary Website

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