A register of the names commemorated on the Australian National Memorial can be found in the bronze register box at the tower. A new museum located at the memorial is due to open in April 2018. The Sir John Monash Centre is named after General Sir John Monash, who led the Australian Corps with great success on the Western Front in 1918.
Access to the tower at the memorial will be restricted during bad weather conditions.
Work on the Sir John Monash Centre, to be located at the Australian National Memorial near Villers-Bretonneux in the Somme, commenced in January 2016 and will continue through to the official opening of the Centre in April 2018. During this period, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and the adjacent CWGC Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery. As part of the works, the Australian National Memorial will be also cleaned and refurbished. This will necessitate at times limited access to the tower during the month of October 2017, including a two-day closure on the 18th, 19th. Over the winter months from 14 November 2017 through to mid-February 2018, a temporary scaffolding will be placed and the tower closed. However, visitors will still be able to visit the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery and view the Commemorative Wall. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
Villers-Bretonneux is a village 16 kilometres east of Amiens on the straight main road to St Quentin. The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres north of the village on the east side of the road to Fouilloy.
During working hours, wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible by an alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, contact the CWGC Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
During this period while work is carried out on the Sir John Monash Centre, there may be short periods of disruption to visitors at the site and adjacent Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery.
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