NSW Lancers Memorial Museum

Visit Commonwealth Heritage listed Lancer Barracks, mainland Australia’s oldest military barracks, and experience Australia’s oldest and most decorated surviving Regiment, both on the battlefield and in its ceremonial duties.

With a retired Lancer as your personal guide, the Museum of the 1st/15th Royal NSW Lancers walks you through the Regiment’s history on the battlefields of the Boer War, at Gallipoli, Beersheba and Jerusalem in WW1 and El Alamein and the jungles and beaches of New Guinea and Borneo in WW2. As the Vice-Regal escort from 1885 to 1948, you will follow the Mounted Escort to Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee procession in London in 1897, the opening of the first Commonwealth Parliament in Australia and the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

See the development of uniforms, weapons, military communications and equipment from 1885 to the present day, from horses and lances to main battle tanks and armour piercing shells; hear the stories and live the lives of  Lancers, through photographs, scrapbooks and diaries and see the world from the inside of an armoured fighting vehicle.

If you travel by car, there is onsite parking; by public transport we are across the road from Parramatta railway station and bus interchange and an easy walk from the river ferry terminal.

The Museum Shop

The Museum offers a series of quality products for sale including Regimental plaques, ties, teddy bears, bow ties, caps, keyrings, stubby holders, blazer badges and of course the Regimental History.

Contact & Visit

NSW Lancers Memorial Museum
2 Smith Street
Entry Fees

Family Group (up to 4 people): $30.00 or $5 for additional family members
Adult : $20.00
Children or Concession: $15.00
The cost for week day visits is $90 for a party of 6 or less, $15 per head for groups of 7 or more, drivers and carers are not charged for

Opening Hours

10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Other opening hours by appointment only