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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  • Up until yesterday, I had no idea I had ancestors in WW1. But the staff at the Australian War Memorial were quite happy to assist me in not only looking up my family name on their extensive database b...  more »
  • This memorial is one of the best war memorials I have visited in the world. Poignant, well designed exhibits give one a close feeling of what is was like in those stressful, intense, worrisome and tra...  more »
  • Every visitor to Australia should come to this place. It helps to explain this country. Time your visit to include the Last Post ceremony. The exhibitions are clear and interesting. The staff are help...  more »
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  • Had not been since being a kid. Thought we would pop in for a visit, a few hours before we moved on to another sight. However the museum had us! We were there all day and could have been there longer. Museum was interactive, educational and the displays were fantastic. Certainly made you question how war continues in this world. Free entry. Last post ceremonies held at 5pm... very moving!
  • By far the best museum in Australia. An absolute must see in Canberra. A true credit to the wonderful staff and volunteers that work there. Great cafe. Half a day at The AWM is okay but a full day or two or more could easily be spent. What a place! A true National Treasure.
  • It's good to be able to learn from our past. The resilience, the untenable situations our soldiers faced. To see the actual equipment used, some of the wreckage... Hopefully we can learn from the lives so tragically lost. It's good to pause and remember these lost souls who helped shape our nation. Like most museums, there is a wealth of other items that are not currently on display, that only come out from time to time. I'd love to see the Vietnam & Montagnard display shown again.
  • 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!
  • No where compares. Stunning building. Stunning views. Stunning exhibitions which are always upgraded. Historical artifacts, large and small. Beautiful memorable closing ceremony each and every day.