Harry Murray medals on display for ANZAC Day

Director of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG), Bill Bleathman, today announced this year the museum will open on ANZAC Day, to allow visitors access to a collection of important military memorabilia as part of commemorations.

“Traditionally, TMAG is closed on ANZAC Day as a mark of respect to the large number of returned servicemen and women who have been employed as gallery attendants and other staff in the past,” Mr Bleathman said.

“As well as the three Victoria Crosses and other military medals TMAG holds in its collection, the museum is currently hosting a display of medals and other military memorabilia that relate to Lieutenant Colonel Harry Murray.

“Lt Col Murray is described as Australia’s most decorated soldier.

“It was agreed in consultation with the Returned and Services League (RSL) that TMAG would open for part of the day on 25 April to provide visitors to Hobart the opportunity to see the display as part of their observance of ANZAC Day.”

The Lt Col Harry Murray display is located in TMAG’s Medals and Money gallery.

The display is open daily except Good Friday from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Opening hours on ANZAC Day, Monday 25 April, will be from 10:00am until 2:00pm.