Dunera Museum

Hay Internment and Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre


 

Hay Internment & Prisoner of War Camps Interpretive Centre

Over 6,000 German, Italian and Japanese civilian Internees and Prisoners of War (POW)     were kept in three Prison Camps at Hay between 1940 and 1946.  They were guarded by over 600 members of 16th Australian Garrison Battalion.

The 'Dunera Boys', 1,984 German Jews and other refugees from Nazi occupied Europe, were the first internees of British Government WWII  policy and arrived  in Hay on 7th September 1940.

The museum houses exhibits, photographs, stories and music about experiences of internees, POW's and townsfolk.

Features: 5,000m searchlight beam for 1 hour starts 1 hour after dark , Hay Railway Station, heritage, 2 story, Italianate, floodlit till 11pm.
Where: Dunera Museum at Hay Railway Station
421 Murray Street, Hay
Hours: Open 9am - 6pm every day of the year.
Cost: Entry is $4 or a pre-booked guided tour is $5 per person
Contact: Dunera Museum - David on (02) 69932161, or mobile 0428 932 161 any day between 7am - 9pm, or Hay Visitor Information Centre (02) 69934045
Services: Air conditioned railway carriages, toilets, education programs, wheelchair access.