Museum at
barracks a
real treasure

Museum at
barracks a
real treasure
You can almost hear the sounds of gunshots and see the brave soldiers battling in the trenches when you visit the museum at the Aiken Barracks, writes Martin Grant.

You can almost hear the sounds of gunshots and see the brave soldiers battling in the trenches when you visit the museum at the Aiken Barracks, writes Martin Grant.

Sgt. Ricco Lucchesi and his comrades have expaned the museum has been developed in recent years.

It contains old uniforms of commanding officers, riffles and medals, and equipment that spans over 150 years of history, and behind every piece, there is a story to be told.

“We have done a lot of work to the museum in recent times,” said Sgt. Lucchesi, “Some of the stories behind the equipment is fascinating. Some of the soldiers in the barracks have done a lot of research and compiled their findings.

“You learn a lot about about history by researching the equipment that we have. People from across the globe have visited the museum and many people called during the current 27th battalion celebrations.

The recent guided tours of Aiken Barracks has also boosted its profile.

Meanwhile, the barracks will consider any items to go on display. A visit to the museum is by appointments only. Contact the barracks on 042 9332295