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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  • Very good place to see around or just do nothing. The location is easy to reach via tramp I visited here nearly its closing time. So i had chance to see when they lowered the flag on the front field. ...  more »
  • This is across from the hotel I was staying in (Botanic) and I went for a walk and some air after a long day in the office. What a spectacular spot. So peaceful and obviously spiritual. I was lucky en...  more »
  • Beautiful building in middle of a beautiful green park in honour our fallen soldiers / war . Worth to visit  more »
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  • The Shrine is embedded in Melbourne Culture. It stands majestically along that grand boulevard St. Kilda Road. It is easily accessible by tram. The Shrine commemorates the selflessness of young Australians who served in the defence of their nation. Thousands attend the Dawn Service here on Anzac Day each year. The shrine is set in beautiful manicured and mature gardens to wander around following your visit.
  • a moving and memorable experience, you can feel the respect all over this place, it's an impressive memorial to those who served and died for their country. it's a beautiful monument inside and out and also you can have a nice view of Melbourne from top of the building. It's free to visit this place and it will take your breath away! so add it to your must see places in Melbourne!
  • Beautiful monument to the soldiers lost in war. Perhaps one of the best I have seen. Even if it is closed, it is worth the walk just to see the structure and the grounds. They are well kept and the view of Melbourne is quite nice. Worth a trip as part of a walk though the botanical gardens.
  • The Shrine of Rememberance is a war memorial which pays tribute to those who served in the armed forces of Australia. The grounds surrounding the building are well maintained and beautiful to walk around. Great views of the city can be seen from its top.
  • Very moving place. The visitor centre and sanctuary has a very extensive exhibition of Australia's military encounters that would take an hour or more to read and experience everything. There is also an elaborate search engine with a display wall to find servicemen. Up on the balcony, there is a great view of the city skyline and surroundings.

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