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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  • Definitely a must for the history of Australia. You will be speechless if you stands for. Grand scale, and it commands respect. Many Act walking up to the building. But also if you go to the basement. All together worth a nice walk in the area.
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  • Totally worth a visit. Great views. Peaceful. Walk to it so you get the view walking up. Go pay your respects. Say no more!  more »
  • I love visiting historical places and this is a must place to visit when visitting Melbourne. Many big trees were planted for the fallen batallion. Its sad and happy at the same time because of this w...  more »
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  • Dedicated to the Sacrifices made by ordinary Australians in all Theatres, and on all fronts. From the First World War, through to today. Incorporated a informative and interesting visitors centre underneath. Well worth a visit. For international visitors, please show your respect by remaining quite, and to remove your hat as a sign of respect during your visit.
  • It's an amazing building nice museum and beautiful place and going up stairs to watch the city and Melbourne is highly recommended for all Melbourne people and Melbourne visitors. People who are interested in History specially history of world wars . It’s location is perfect next to the botanical harden . Easy to access by trams and in next couple of years by train as well.
  • Went to see this window commemorating my great-great-great uncle. So well presented. Awesome, serene atmosphere. Wonderful place to remember the fallen. Lest we forget.
  • You MUST visit the Shrine of Remembrance. Take your time to read and learn of Australian involvement in war and peace keeping missions. There is no glorification of war, quite the opposite. The guides are informative and very happy to answer your questions. A very humbling and sombre experience. I personally intend going back to learn more and understand of this wonderful Country's proud history.
  • Great way to spend a few hours in Melbourne. There is a really nice viewing deck and a great museum (free) in the lower level. The staff was welcoming and informative.
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