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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  • October 12, 2017
    I’ve visited several times and each time I’m overcome with such a feeling of serenity and pride - gives you chills. Absolutely one of my favourite places in the most incredible gardens. Suitable for a...  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    Great displays. Beautifully done tribute. Spent an afternoon there and it is well worth the trip. Lovely views of melbourne from the rooftop too.  more »
  • October 12, 2017
    Recently attended on a sunday morning for a couple of hours with family, i have lived in Victoria all my life and had never been to the shrine, its very interesting and i could have spent many hours t...  more »
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  • September 13, 2017
    We visited this place as both myself and my partner love learning about the history of places and really appreciate war memorials due to both having family that have served for generations! This place is wonderful, it's really really well presented and everything is easy to see and read. I'd highly recommend for anyone and everyone to give it a visit.
  • September 8, 2017
    Beautiful memorial for WW1 soldiers. Good place to take a rest with good view of the city. At night this place is more gorgeous than during daytime
  • September 6, 2017
    An amazing piece of Australian history! It was a great idea to invite students fron around Victoria.
  • May 28, 2017
    Plenty to see and do. The public can access into the shrine. The best part is at the rooftop where we get a glimpse of Melbourne. There is another access to the museum from left side of the shrine. Lots of historical events and stories were told using high tech projectors and screens. Special event to pay tribute and respect on ANZAC day every 25th of April
  • August 28, 2017
    Climb the shrine during the working hours for a great view of the surrounding area. A place to rest for a moment and think about the past, present and the future

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