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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  • A very powerful architecture and exhibit remembering the wars and honoring those who fought in them Every year, on 11 November at 11 am, a beam of sunlight will pass through and hit the word “LOVE... 
    A very powerful architecture and exhibit remembering the wars and honoring those who fought in them Every year, on 11 November at 11 am, a beam of sunlight will pass through and hit the word “LOVE...  more »
  • An absolute must when in Melbourne. The Shrine of Remembrance is a beautiful and moving tribute to all of those who fought in terrible wars. Go along, read everything, take everything in. Pay respect 
    An absolute must when in Melbourne. The Shrine of Remembrance is a beautiful and moving tribute to all of those who fought in terrible wars. Go along, read everything, take everything in. Pay respect  more »
  • My wife and I visited this important place in the morning before heading to Jardin Tan Restaurant for High Tea. We walked up the flights of stairs to the Balcony to enjoy the surrounding views from.....  more
    My wife and I visited this important place in the morning before heading to Jardin Tan Restaurant for High Tea. We walked up the flights of stairs to the Balcony to enjoy the surrounding views from.....  more »
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  • A memorable visit for any international tourist or domestic visitor to Melbourne. It's nice to see the respect and honour given to those who laid down their lives foŕ their country. Large open spaces surround the Shrine on all sides. Perfect place for a day picnic. Fantastic views of the city from the top of the Shrine.
  • Peaceful and lovely place to visit. Beautiful in and out. Gallery is very informative and well maintained. Reflects the sense of gratitude for all the service and sacrifice. Nice architecture and there is access to balcony. I was lost looking at the view from balcony. If you want to have a keen look and interested in history, then you can spend a day here. A place I can visit multiple times without a second thought.
  • It is brilliant what has been done beneath that magnificent monument, well worth a visit. The guide was a lovely bloke, full of interesting information about the initial construction. The massive black columns made from solid, 300 million yr old sedimentary rock. Go there.
  • Absolutely a place to put on your travel list. Very helpful staff. Give yourself a couple of hours to take it all in & a walk around the park. Will return when we go back to Melbourne.
  • This place is really nice. The view is marvellous. The best place to come when you visit Melbourne. Plus it's not far from the Royal Botanical Garden.

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