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Shrine of Remembrance

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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
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Description: Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where...
Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where Victorians have been coming since 1934 to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. Enter the Shrine and experience the quiet solitude of the Sanctuary where hundreds of thousands pay their respects each year. All visitors are invited to participate in a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the Ray of Light re-enactment. Surrounded by the Shrine Reserve, the Shrine is elevated, overlooking the city of Melbourne within 13 hectares of beautiful parkland. Enjoy stunning views of the Reserve and many of Melbourne's landmarks from the balcony of the Shrine. Explore the monuments and memorials throughout the Reserve, including the Gallipoli Memorial, as well as the many remembrance trees dedicated to Victorian service units from the Boer War onwards. The Eternal Flame on the Second World War Forecourt symbolises eternal life for those who have served. The Ray of Light ceremony is central to the experience of the Shrine of Remembrance. A ray of natural sunlight passes through an aperture in the ceiling of the Sanctuary and falls onto the Stone of Remembrance over the word "love" at precisely 11.00 am on 11 November each year. This is the moment when the armistice was signed in 1918 marking the end of hostilities in the First World War. The ceremony is now reproduced every half hour using electric light to allow all visitors to the Shrine to experience it. The Shrine also has an extensive permanent and temporary exhibition space. The Galleries of Remembrance is a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space beneath the Shrine. Over 850 objects illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice. A highlight of the exhibition is the SS Devanha lifeboat, a Gallipoli landing boat on loan from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Devanha carried soldiers of the 12th Battalion and the 3rd Field Ambulance into Anzac Cove on the morning of 25 April 1915.
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memories and respect

It is a place you remember the lost generation and respect their sacrifice. I understood one more time that there is no war somebody won. War is not for humans. But those young... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

It is a place you remember the lost generation and respect their sacrifice. I understood one more time that there is no war somebody won. War is not for humans. But those young people who died in battles thought that they did sacrifice their lives for their country. I really know they are in the heaven now. But how about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A moving tribute to the Australians who served the armed forces to keep the world safe. Lots of memorabilia and tour guides who are veterans. There's no cost, but you can give a donation. Be prepared to climb lots of steps. Great views of the city from the monument top. Don't miss it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

A tour of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne is something everyone should do to get an understanding of massive human sacrifice generations of young Australians have made in order to provide the lifestyle we enjoy in Australia today. An imposing piece of architecture in its own right, the Shrine secretes within its massive walls, some magnificent displays and quiet... More 

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Hawkesbury, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

So much to see and reflect upon...well worth a visit. Staff are very knowledgable and enthusiastic!! Lest we forget.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was part of our city tour. Interesting to see, it's a beautiful Shrine and very cool how on Nov 11@11am that a sun ray beams on a plaque in the Shrine on the word Love.

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Stratford, NZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

The Shrine of Remembrance is a fitting memorial and tribute to the fallen. The displays, artefacts and accompanying information added much to our knowledge, especially about the awful futility and tragedy of Gallipoli.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

A travel through time. A place to remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom we now have. entrance is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This memorial centre was first built to remember those who lost their lives during World War I, and is now extended to memorize all who had served in wars. There were a lot of helpful information which you would not find it elsewhere. It has been a very enriching experience for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Well maintained and good idea for the museum downstairs. If u travel through Melbourne, don't forget to give it a check

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Its worth paying respect to martyrs. Very nicely maintained place. You can have beautiful view of Melbourne botanical garden and high rise buildings.

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