Military museum best on North Coast

The Frank Partridge VC Military Museum reopens today.
The Frank Partridge VC Military Museum reopens today. Leigh Jensen

THERE is a whole lot to check out at the newly expanded Frank Partridge VC Military Museum.

The display room has been doubled in size and the extensions include a large vehicle gallery containing a WWII Australian Army Blitz truck, a jeep and an anti-aircraft gun.

MP Andrew Stoner will travel to Bowraville today to formally open the extensions at 10am.

The museum is devoted to recognising the service of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force and houses the premier collection of military artefacts and memorabilia on the NSW North Coast.

The collection includes trench art, weapons, uniforms, photos, interactive displays and more.

Frank Partridge VC was born in Grafton and went to school in the Nambucca Valley.

When the Second World War broke out he joined the army and was the youngest Australian serviceman to win the Victoria Cross.

The Frank Partridge VC Military Museum is at 29 High St in Bowraville and is open Monday to Friday 10am-3pm, and Saturday 10am-12pm.

Admission is gold coin donation.

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