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Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

(4.7/5 based on 3,800+ 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.
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  • We arrived in time for a guided tour. Our guide made our tour memorable. Unfortunately, renovations were going on in the lower floor, so we could not see the Museum with him. But we saw other sites in...  more »
  • Lovely view at the top of the steps. Nice walk from the Flinders Street Station through the Victoria Gardens.  more »
  • The Shrine of Remembrance is well worth a visit. It's very well presented with a vast amount of information on many aspects of world conflicts, so you either need a good few hours, or more than one vi...  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