Trip Planner:   South Pacific  /  Australia  /  Victoria  /  Melbourne  /  Sightseeing  /  Shrine of Remembrance
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
(4.7/5 based on 3,400+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Melbourne itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Melbourne

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Melbourne by other users

8 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in San Francisco & Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Fiji & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, kids, relaxing, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: June, kids, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in New Zealand & Melbourne BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Victoria BY A USER FROM HONG KONG February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This Memorial of the fallen Australians and particularly those at Gallipoli in 1915/18 war, located in central area has aroused emotion not only for building that recalls classical Greek models and how much for the attention paid by the city to these memories. Both the minor monuments, statues, columns, etc. surrounding the main temple is the many views of boys and audiences demonstrate the great sense of patriotism of this people although young man trying, in memory of the dead and of the wars, the importance of peace and life
    View original
  • The lighting, layout, explanation etc were excellent. Sets the mood for rememberance. It wasn't crowded at all when I went, and I could take my time to go through the exhibits. Climb to the highest ba...  more »
  • So I'm not usually into this kind of thing, but this was an incredibly well done war memorial. It also has great views of the city. If you have a lot of free time, this would be a great place to check...  more »
Google
  • 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