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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. Add Shrine of Remembrance and other attractions to your Melbourne trip itinerary using our Melbourne holiday planner.
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  • This is the second Peace Memorial I have been to (first was Hiroshima's) and, even though is not as impressive as the first, it is a really worth place to visit. Makes you think about humankind, war a...  more »
  • If you decide to go to this building, be sure to go up to the top. It has a nice view of the city. It also has an interesting way for the light to come in through the ceiling at 11 oclock on Nov. 11.  more »
  • A place where people would have deep reflection into the past of World War I and gathered on Anzac Day.  more »
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  • A wonderful display and very helpful staff and volunteers happy to impart their knowledge of this great tribute to those who have given their lives for the freedom we take for granted
  • quite, peaceful place with nice view of city's skyline. Lush green garden and vast open space. Good place for photography during early mornings and in evenings.
  • Grab a coffee, hop on a tram and do yourself a favour. The Shrine, much like the NGV, is one an obvious spots to take any city newcomers. Apart from simply being a beautiful building in it's own right, the Shine also boasts some pretty unique views of the city. Impressive vistas along St Kilda Rd as well as the surrounding gardens and government house.
  • Museum with war artifacts, clothes, pictures, weapons, maps and many other things. Lots if history, but not in a boring way. The building itself is worth the visit. Good location, close to train stop, National Gallery of Victoria and Royal Botanic Garden. Tip: by the end of the tour on the history of the war, go to the balcony on the top -> great view of the whole city.
  • Well done memorial and museum. I didnt have time to see it all. Should allow at least 2 hours