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Shrine of Remembrance

Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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 newly refurbished Visitor Centre, opening August 2014, contains the impressive Gallery of Medals. This November the multi-million dollar Galleries of Remembrance opens to the public, providing permanent exhibition and education spaces that tell the history of Australians at war. Please note, the Shrine of Remembrance is undergoing major redevelopment during 2013 and 2014. The Shrine remains open, however wheelchair access to some areas of the building including the Sanctuary will be affected. The Crypt will be closed during the course of construction.
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Hadn't been for many years and wanted to show my young son after recently visiting the fantastic Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Small but imposing building in a beautiful setting with lovely city views from the top of the stairs and highest balcony. We only had a short time to visit but still felt the peace and respect. Love the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Please visit here anytime, wonderful memorial to all our brave soldiers! Best place to be on Anzac Day, the dawn service is a memorable place to be to show respect to our fellow Australians who died so that we can live in peace in this wonderful country.

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

The design of the Shrine of Remembrance is quite simple but very effective. The ex-servicemen on duty were very keen to talk about the significance of the building and its clever design. There is an aperture in one of the walls which was constructed originally so that the sun's rays would illuminate the plaque on the floor at the 11th... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

I happened upon the location on the 99th anniversary of the withdrawal from Gallipoli. There was a ceremony about to start when I arrived so I quietly joined at the beginning. Some veterans in attendance, but mostly speakers and cameras. A grand museum is located in the basement of the Shrine and if you have an hour or so, take... More 

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Geelong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

A free attraction offering at least a couple of hours of reading and informative information. They have recently opened up a new section underneath the Shrine with various displays on war time stories and conditions. From video and audio displays to photos and actual war memorabilia, it offers an informative couple of hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The shrine was very well put together and a touching experience. We learned a lot about the war history and gave us an even more appreciation of the soldiers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

I had not visited the shrine since I was seven. Thirty years later it still has me in awe. The visitors centre is fantastic.

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Gold Coast, Queensland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I last visited over 50 years ago as a child. Have things changed!! In November 2014, the area underneath was opened after excavating through the foundations. And what a fabulous display has been installed. It starts with WW1 exhibits then moves round to WW2, Vietnam and ends with current arenas of action, Afganistan, etc. As my father was Victorian born,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

just a little south of Flinders rail station. The walk there will take you to the famous Floral Clock. Then you must walk further to reach the shrine. it is on the same side. A large memorial for those who were in combat in wars of the past.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Moving location which recognizes the sacrifices of the ANZAC troops. Worth visiting to remember the out-sized role that Australia has played in the last century of conflicts.

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