Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

Monument · Tourist Spot
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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  • A great place with lots of detailed history of Victorias military involvement over the previous generations to today. The gardens are also beautiful and you can easily loose track of time within the.....  more »
  • Full museum, somber visit, honouring but not glorifying war. Interesting exhibits. It’s possible to climb to top great for views of the city and surrounds. Free entry.  more »
  • The Shrine of Remebrance is an awesome place! We have been here in the past and have had the opportunity to visit again recently. The grounds approaching the building are an incredibly fantastic...  more »
  • What an awesome building, and if you had someone ancestry in the great wars to look up their name. It certainly brings a bit of pride finding them. But as a monument it's spectacular and well worth the exploration. There is a lot more there than meets the eye. Thumbs up if you have found a Grand Pa or relative in those books they keep?
  • A beautiful building that sits in what seems in the middle of St Kilda road when a far. The building is perfect and immaculate. The displays have a walking tour that walks you through from the early era right through to today with Iraq and Afghanistan. Uniforms, photos, books and a guided tour as well that runs every half an hour from 10am. Beautiful view from the balcony looking in all 4 directions. We'll worth the visit if you've never been.
  • Such serene. Solitude in the middle of the city. Beautiful view of the concrete jungle from the peaceful place. As it is one of a corner of botanical garden, expect landscapes, greenery, plants and trees. Picturesque!
  • The Shrine of Remembrance is a free to visit place that educates the public about Australia's part in the wars of the past as well as current humanitarian operations its involved it. Overall a great place to visit to learn about war related history. Parking spans all along the sides of the road and relatively cheap. Do try to drive to nearby and find a parking instead of parking too far away.
  • Great place to visit, very educational. Something all should see. Staff here are very knowledgable and extremely friendly, they made the experience even better. Even better if you had family fighting in WW1 or WW2 for Victoria as you can leave a digital poppy to remember them. Definitely a creative way for the memorial to keep up with technology.

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