Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

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Built in 1934, the Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations throughout our nation’s history. Experience a multi-layered journey rich in meaning and symbology. Enter the building’s classical interior and discover the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breathtaking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. Immerse yourself in the real-life stories of Australians in global conflicts, with over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects featured in the Galleries of Remembrance. Free guided tours depart daily at 11am and 2pm from the Visitor Centre. Plan to visit Shrine of Remembrance during your Melbourne vacation using our convenient Melbourne day trip planner.
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  • The monument to the fallen in the wars with participation of Australia's impressive architecture, collection and organization.
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  • The Shrine of Remembrance, set on a small hill, within an exquisite parkland and gazing protectively towards the City of Melbourne, is a magnificent and sobering monument to those who lost their lives...  more »
  • After a visit to the Botanical Garden, it is interesting to visit the Memorial, the latter is responsible for emotion, and does not leave indifferent. Do not hesitate to climb a few steps to reach the top of the building and get a great view at 360 ° on the city and the gardens. The visit and access are free so no hesitation...
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  • Very moving place. The visitor centre and sanctuary has a very extensive exhibition of Australia's military encounters that would take an hour or more to read and experience everything. There is also an elaborate search engine with a display wall to find servicemen. Up on the balcony, there is a great view of the city skyline and surroundings.
  • Absolute amazing place! It is from the actions of those depicted here that we all get to live the lives we have today. My greatest wish is that the majority of people in the commonwealth countries stop living such selfish lives and remember what those before us sacrificed, for all this freedom we have. If you are proud of your country weather it is Australia or not this is an amazing place to visit to put everything in your life into perspective.
  • The building looks like a kind of pyramid. When I walked inside, I was feeling a quiet and sacred. The stones used for building are cold and nice! Try touching it with your bare hand!
  • This place is a good place to bring tourist and has lots of stories and events recorded surrounding Aussie soldiers who served in previous wars. Staff here are passionate and tell great stories. Lots to see and explore and learn. Worth the visit. Great view of Melbourne city from the top of the building.
  • Really gorgeous! The surrounding of trees which make a hallway is stunning. The building is magnificent and great for history lovers and photographers. It reminds you of rome. Inside you find interesting history. Having 3 levels, the balcony is a highlight. Beautiful view of the city. It is free to visit. Highly recommend it.

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