Ned Kelly’s Armour: deconstructed

  • Date recorded: 16 Mar 2011

  • Duration: 1:17

Sporting 18 bullet holes from the shootout at Glenrowan, Ned Kelly's armour continues to fascinate.

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Ned Kelly armour

Please note: Ned Kelly's armour has been removed from The changing face of Victoria exhibition to undergo preparation for display in our new Victoria Gallery, which will open in late spring 2019.

Take a closer look at how the armour worn by outlaw Ned Kelly fits together, and discover the bush ingenuity that went into making this incredible suit.

See how the iconic armour was dismantled to join the National Museum of Australia’s 2011 exhibition Not just Ned: a true history of the Irish in Australia.

It was the first time all four sets of the Kelly Gang armour were shown together outside of Victoria.