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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  • This place is just amazing, it says it all of Aussies and how proud they are of their soldiers. There are free guided tours organized by volunteers...they are great!  more »
  • A place of Magnificent Beauty and for us to pay our respect and remembrance for those Australians who have given their lives for our Freedom. It is impossible for me not to shed a tear in this great p...  more »
  • Huge Memorial well-respected in the vicinity of the Botanical Garden. A staple of Sydney.
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  • It's a war memorial so do observe silence when you're there. Building's architecture looks archaic (definitely the image it has to portray) but it is sturdy. It is dark inside, so be careful if you come with elderly. 15-30 minutes visit when you're in the building. Top floor has a nice view.
  • Steeped in history with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and a museum of Australia's participation with World War 1 and 2. Excellent views back to Melbourne and across to South Melbourne. Highly recommended.
  • Amazing place that I would like to bring my kids to visit it again. Gained a lot knowledge about the country’s history. The building itself and interiors are artistic and stunning.
  • Impressive monument dedicated to Australia's war heroes, in the style of Classical Greek and Roman Temples. In addition, views from the balcony are great. Must go if you are in Melbourne
  • Really great place to see and many things to do here. Your able to relax and take pictures at the front and once you come in you can go to the balcony at the top for more pictures or you can go underground where the permanent war exhibition is where you can see all the information about WWI and WWII as well as having authentic uniform from those times and information on what the Australian defence force is doing now. Great place to see and its free.

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