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The Glenelg Air-Raid Shelter was built in 1942 as part of a WWII communications network. It now houses exhibitions and memorabilia which tell the stories of Holdfast Bay and its residents during the various wars including WWII.

The shelter is staffed by volunteers who would love to hear your war-related stories.

Access is via a steep flight of stairs
Entry Gold Coin Donation

Any enquiries or donation offers can be directed to the Curator, History & Exhibitions.

Open Hours

Third Sunday of each month, 1pm-3pm
ANZAC Day, 11am-1pm
Remembrance Day, 11am-1pm

*Closed June, July & August

From the Bay to the Battlefield

Explore the stories behind the faces of Holdfast Bay WWI servicemen and women in: From the Bay to the Battlefield
A project made possible by the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.