The Central Coast Interactive War Exhibit (CCIWE) is a permanent exhibit and is a truly unique experience suitable for all age groups.
Andrew Church, local resident and military historian, has personally collected over 1000 artefacts from WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq and it is the largest private collection in NSW.
The lifelike scenarios that surround the exhibit, complete with sound effects from the frontline and special lighting effects, give a sometimes chilling insight into what the frontline would have been like.
There are over 1000 artefacts displayed including scenes from Gallipoli, a WWII trench, a communications display, medic post, Australian Light Horse (featuring a complete uniform and saddle), dioramas, and much more.
Included in the exhibit is a photo booth - half a Willy's jeep permanently mounted to the wall - (with dress ups for the kids), plus an interactive learning centre.