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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
Cost - Gold coin donation

Opening Hours

Third Sunday of the month 1-3pm*
25 April, ANZAC Day 11-1pm
11 November, Remembrance Day 11-1pm

*Closed June, July & August

Group tours available upon request


Holdfast Bay History Centre
Ringwood House
14 Jetty Road
Phone: (08) 8229 9916