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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  • Well worth a visit here to remember the soldiers of Victoria who died in the war. There are staff on hand to guide and give you information. The short climb to the top of the building rewards with a l...  more »
  • since 1934 peoples come here to pay there homage and respect for the Australians ,those who sacrifice there life in war this is the iconic place in Melbourne  more »
  • The structure of the shrine reminded some other part of the world with similar architecture marvels. In side presentation is fantastic way of remembrance. Very inspiring.  more »
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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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