The RSL LifeCare War Museum comprises of a collection of artefacts and other objects of Australian military historical importance and is passionately cared for and curated by a voluntary committee of resident volunteers for many years. In more recent times the committee has been assisted by experts in the field of cultural materials conservation from the University of Melbourne, led by Sophie Lewincamp. The War Museum now enjoys its new, central premises which has been thoughtfully fitted-out to exhibit its gems.
Items on show date from pre-Boer War through both World Wars, Korea, Vietnam, more recent engagements and peacekeeping operations.
Unlike other War Museums, it is unique in that its collection is comprised entirely of items donated from resident veterans with artefacts spanning over 100 years that tell stories of courage, heroism and sheer determination. As such, it is a deeply personal collection of memorabilla, each with its own personal story.
The mission of the RSL LifeCare War Museum is to preserve, document and commemorate the service of RSL LifeCare residents and their families in times of war and peace.