Australian War Memorial, Canberra

(4.9/5 based on 6,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I was visiting from Perth and my partner took me to the Australian War Memorial. I must admit I got shivers and felt emotional walking into the memorial, especially the Hall of Memory.  more »
  • The Australian War Memorial is exactly that, a memorial and not a military/war museum which makes a visit here special and worth while. Set amongst beautiful garden all is done tastefully and the many...  more »
  • It has been a couple of years since our last visit and the renovation of the WW1 wing is excellent. Interactive photo displays were incredibly interesting. Our visit was enhanced by the printout of in...  more »
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  • Great war memorial to scroll through. Would need spend a whole week non-stop to go through the whole Memorial! First step on to the Pool of Reflection and see the Eternal Flame. Then go through the roll of honour. Take your time through the galleries and make sure to see each and every thing.
  • It was our 2nd visit to the memorial and feel previledged to attend the Last Post Ceremony of one of our brave soldier from Queensland, who sacrificed his life in World War I. We also came to know they organise everyday memorial service to remember and pay tribute to one soldier everyday before their closing time.
  • The team here do an incredible job of taking care of the exhibits - they really bring things to life for the visitors. The horrors these poor soldiers went through are almost unimaginable. Definitely worth a visit - continually being updated. Also a brilliant place for functions - they hold them amongst the suspended war planes.
  • Great place to spend a few hours. (A whole day in my case) Lot of Australian heritage here, they have done a few upgrades and doing more. Try and be there for the last post very moving ceremony every day.
  • I was born and bred in Canberra and have since moved to Q.L.D. As kids my family and I were regular visitors to the War Memorial and I always loved the place, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for all the service personall who are represented by the displays. We recently visited the War Memorial and I was once again amazed...Thankyou to everybody who has made that place what it is.