Roy Worcester was an expatriate living in PNG who collected war wreckage and aircraft from the Wewak area. He founded this private museum in the
late 1960's to display his collection at the site of the present day Ela Motors. Many were painted with "property
of R. O. Worcester, Wewak".
After Roy Worcester's death in the early 1970s, his museum closed and the collection was dispersed. Most of the collection was transported aboard a PNGDF landing craft to Port Moresby and donated to the PNG
Museum. Other pieces were sold off to private
collectors and museums included several Ki-43 Oscar and Ki-61
Tony aircraft wrecks.
Ki-61-II Tony 379
Salvaged by Worcester in 1973, exported to USA 1980s exported to Fantasy of Flight Museum
Recovered by Worcester in 1970s from Wewak area, PNG Museum illegally exported 2001
Type 91 105mm Howitzer
Recovered from the Wewak area, displayed at the Centre
Type 92 70mm Battalion Gun
Recovered from the Wewak area, displayed at the Centre, later donated to PNG Museum