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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  • Well worth a visit here to remember the soldiers of Victoria who died in the war. There are staff on hand to guide and give you information. The short climb to the top of the building rewards with a l...  more »
  • since 1934 peoples come here to pay there homage and respect for the Australians ,those who sacrifice there life in war this is the iconic place in Melbourne  more »
  • The structure of the shrine reminded some other part of the world with similar architecture marvels. In side presentation is fantastic way of remembrance. Very inspiring.  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit. It is solemn but informative. The awe it inspires is not to be overlooked or to be dismissed. The sheer size of the building and quality of what they have done is excellent. A place for us all to look back and remember those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
  • The Shrine stands as a visual reminder of the ultimate sacrifice made by young men and women so that generations of Australians could live in peace. It also houses an amazing collection of donated war memorabilia from all conflicts in which Australians have fought. There is a computer room where research can be undertaken. Because the museum is below ground lifts provide disabled access. There are public toilets and a shop selling drinks, books and memorabilia. Be sure to allow plenty of time when you visit.
  • Very impressive. The visitors center provides a good information and presentation. They also have a souvenir shop. The views on the balcony very awesome you can see the city and lot of high building.
  • Took my dad here during a recent visit to Melbourne. I was amazed at how much was inside. We did not allow enough time to take it all in. Some of the highlights were seeing old bombs and airplanes, as well as the uniforms. Highly recommended for low cost day out that will stay with you.
  • My family and I went here. It was a memorable and educational experience. You need a lot of time to check out all the objects in the museum and in the Shrine. The view from the top level is beautiful.
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