Australian War Memorial, Canberra

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Australian War Memorial pays tribute to Australians who fought in global conflicts. A large white building with a green dome serves as the site's focal point. It houses the commemorative area, including the Hall of Memory where the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier lies. Inside, three walls of stained glass and four walls of mosaics depict Australian servicemen and women. In an outside courtyard, a memorial pool surrounds an eternal flame. A museum and archive details Australia's military involvement around the world. Put Australian War Memorial and other Canberra attractions into our Canberra online trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • An amazing place with fantastic exhibits. The planes, videos and the ship bridge were so realistic. Allow plenty of time, I could have spent 2 days there. The Landing Place Cafe served a huge plate of...  more »
  • I hadn't visited the War Memorial since a Year 10 History excursion. I loved it back then but oh boy! This place is incredible. Apparently it would take 3 days to cover everything and sadly we only ha...  more »
  • Fantastic exhibits, lots of interactive and video presentations. The sheet size of the information makes this at least a two day visit, but we'd been before. The G for George and First World War dogfi...  more »
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  • One of the most popular attraction in Canberra. Lots of good views, friendly staffs.There are collections since the first day to recent modern war. Some sections have audios and films support. The cars and ships models are awesome. Definitely worth your time.
  • Definitely worth seeing when in Canberra! You can easily spend a full day here exploring the many exhibits filled with Australia's War history. It's broken up into sections depending on the era, so it's easier to navigate. Free to enter, and free underground parking as well. They also offer guided tours throughout the day which I would highly recommend as they are more informative, take you to the highlights and are completely free! The guides are extremely passionate and it gives you a personalised view on war history.
  • The free displays of war memorabilia in the collection is incredible and even a quick tour of 2 hours will barely be enough to skim the surface. There are free guided tours taken by very knowledgeable volunteers. Set aside at least half a day for a visit.
  • We came in the last hour and went to Anzac Hall to see the last 3 shows. This is a great place to come for people willing to learn more of the two world wars. There was a memorial service for a fallen soldier daily after closing and we attended that too; while I didn't know this individual, it was nice to see his friends and family come honor his service.
  • Incredible building, displays, memorial elements, sound and lighting shows, collections. One of my favourite places in the whole country to visit. You could easily spend the whole day here. Great cafes too. Part of what keeps our ANZAC spirit alive.
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