Australian War Memorial, Canberra

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Australian War Memorial pays tribute to Australians who fought in global conflicts. A large white building with a green dome serves as the site's focal point. It houses the commemorative area, including the Hall of Memory where the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier lies. Inside, three walls of stained glass and four walls of mosaics depict Australian servicemen and women. In an outside courtyard, a memorial pool surrounds an eternal flame. A museum and archive details Australia's military involvement around the world. Put Australian War Memorial and other Canberra attractions into our Canberra online trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • In one respect this remarkable museum is wonderful. Its wide and deep reaching collection shows the materials, weaponry and lives and history of Australia's military personnel who have been involved i...  more »
  • I find the War Memorial very depressing and really makes you think of the sacrifice that was made for us. The Memomorial is a must see and while there you can silently show the respect that is due.  more »
  • We were on a tour so a bit rushed, but got to see the highlights, including relatives on the war memorial wall. Impressive aircraft hall - not sure why they are having to do a planned upgrade. The loc...  more »
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  • Great place to visit If you enjoy your war history. I was here for a couple hours and still didn't get through it all.. I need to come back. The exhibits are amazing.
  • This is one of the best place I have visited from all Canberra. If you are serious enough about history this is grate place to spend some time to learn many stuff. Very resourceful and versatile
  • Do yourself a favour. This place needs a week to soak it all in. It gets better and bigger with every visit. Truly one of the best museums in Australia. An absolute necessity if in Canberra.
  • Amazing. Emotional. Eye opening. I have been once, 10 years ago. Visited again just for half hour the other day as I did not have much time. Worth it and will be back for a 2 day trip with my Dad to do the guided tours and be able to really see it.
  • This place definitely does the job of honouring our brothers and sisters who took part in the past conflicts Australia has been involved in. Although the more contemporary conflict area was a bit small, I hear they are extending that area and I will definitely be going back to see it. The memorial is always clean and the staff there are always friendly. The services held here are definitely worth making an effort to see as well.

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