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 into our Canberra trip generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 16, 2017
    You need a good few hours to have a complete look. We were limited with time so could only spend 20 mins, will come back again. During various times of the day they have speakers.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I wasn't originally going to visit here as I don't have a huge interest in this area but what an incredible place! The memorials and displays are very well done. I luckily arrived as a tour started an...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    I can barely put into words how this day has made me feel. The Australian war memorial is exceptional. I was lucky to visit when the For Country for Nation. Commemoration thru understanding exhibition...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    We thought we'd go for two hours.... We were there for six! We witnessed The Last Post ceremony which was very moving. We were most impressed with all the displays & especially impressed with the staff who were all friendly, obliging & very efficient. A great day out & a very fitting tribute to all our servicemen & women. A must do when in Canberra.
  • August 27, 2017
    Magnificent place. One of Canberra's (and Australia's) best and most worthwhile places to visit. Excellent museum, terrific place to understand a major chunk of Australian history. Good for all ages and interests. Highly recommended.
  • August 10, 2017
    Fantastic displays and excellent 90 minute tours which I highly recommend for first time visitors. A great reminder of the sacrifices our ANZAC forebears made for our freedoms. The memorials along ANZAC Parade are also well worth the kilometre walk down towards the parliament.
  • September 20, 2017
    Has to be the best museum I have ever visited. Outstanding collection of WW1 artifacts a very solemn place that will give you a better understanding of the horrors of war. Aircraft collection is small but has some you will see nowhere else.
  • July 16, 2017
    The guided tours, are worth doing! I been a several times to this amazing museum and place of memories of remembrance several times. This time I did a tour and got to learn so much more. A great day out!

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