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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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A Time to Remember

A very emotional place that gives you an insight into the dedication that went to the people who gave their lives to protect their country. Very educational.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A very emotional place that gives you an insight into the dedication that went to the people who gave their lives to protect their country. Very educational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a centrepiece of Melbourne. The architecture and design is testament to the intent of the building. It is a place of reverence where we can pay respect to those who fought for our freedom. When you visit walk around and go inside. It is an easy walk down St Kilda road or a short tram ride. Truly humbling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Try to visit here at 5pm when the last post is sounding and the flags are being lowered. A beautiful place to stand and reflect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So-so, a good land mark to use as a reference. If you've had family that served or are particularly patriotic, this would be quite a monument to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Over from UK Had an hour to kill first thing prior to business meeting in nearby offices so had a stroll around Shrine of remembrance Early morning so very quiet which makes the place, surrounded by the hubbub of downtown, even more striking Beautiful building with moving inscriptions Unfortunately the museum doesn't open till 10am so didn't get chance to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great history, they do a great service on anzac day, it a quite area with lots of space, nice for a long walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I made a point of coming here on several occassions for a period of reflection and thanks to the ANZACS who gave their all to protect Australia. The gardens are well kept and a really wonderful place to relax, reflect and give thanks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I went back here this weekend, the first time in years; and the new under croft is amazing. The museum is filled with amazing items and stories, while still feeling like the place of remembrance that it was actually built for. If you want to understand how the wars have affected Victorians than this is the place to go. Remember... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I can still remember the first time I visited the Shrine. I was in awe of the size of this monument and overcome with gratitude for those who have fought for our freedom. Lots of the Melbourne running events go past the Shrine and every time I jog past my exhaustion is lifted with a little kick of adrenaline as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very cool sight! Awesome shrine with lots of cool history inside! Very cool views of the city! Awesome gardens surround the shrine!

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