Australian War Memorial, Canberra

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History Museum
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 into our Canberra trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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TripAdvisor
  • One could easily spend the whole day here. The 90 minute free tour was interesting, factual and gave one an overview of Australia at war. As well there are so many exhibits that there is plenty to do ...  more »
  • A marvellous, interesting, well laid out thoughtful, insightful look at the role Australia has played in conflicts and peace keeping around the world. Made me want to strive for peace in the world mor...  more »
  • You can spend days in this place. It caters for people who have a general interest & also a specific interest. For me, I love the Bomber Command exhibits including the bombing run, G for George & the ...  more »
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  • Openly and creatively shared the stories of not only the ANZACS, but WW1, WW2 and Present Day combat. Beautifully restored cars, aircraft and other military vehicles in pristine condition. Free guided tours and breathtaking and surreal cinematography in the "Aircraft Hall" really add to the experience. A definite must on your visit to Canberra!
  • Had a wonderful time at the memorial today. It was interesting to learn about the war history and look around at the world war artifacts and interactive information screens. The food is a bit pricey but that doesn't spoil it. The employees here are ever so sweet and helped me look up my relatives who died in the war. I'd recommend a visit whenever you drop by Canberra! - MegaExplosionz.
  • I spent a wonderful day at the War memorial today. There were excellent displays of all sorts of war memorabilia and moving tributes to our enlisted men and women past and present. At the moment the incredible Mephisto tank can also be viewed. The staff were very pleasant, helpful and professional. A Memorial we can be proud of and learn from, it makes our history come to life.
  • Very good place. I recommend if you want to stop at some interesting place in Canberra. Good for everyone. Many interesting items you may never know. Heart touching and emotional place!
  • The Australian War Memorial in Canberra houses a very moving and descriptive series of exhibitions covering all wars and conflicts in which Australian servicemen have seen active duty. Sensitively handled, the memorial is a combination of war memorial, history museum, and interpretive centre. One of the very best of its kind in the world. Allow a full day to thoroughly see all the exhibits. A cafĂ© is located within the complex.