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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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... more » 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. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This shrine of remembrance to the fallen across a number of wars brings to mind the many theaters of war Australian men and women have fought in. The eternal flame conjures the spirit of the Anzacs and our need to honour their sacrifice

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Just popped into the Shrine while filling in time while my daughter was at Dentist in Collins street. I had a ten year old grandson and six year granddaughter. I found the Shrine to be so interesting and informative. The staff were wonderful, engaging the children with facts and important historic information at there level. The children also loved climbing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Shrine of Remembrance is located right at the Royal Botanical Garden. It was an architecture statement about the fallen soldiers. From the top floor, it allows 360 degrees viewing of the surrounding areas. Easy access to and from Melbourne CBD as there are many trams close by.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

So grand and worth to see. Went there under the blazing sunshine,that makes the picture pretty awesome,like it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Visited more out of curiosity, the actual shrine is of interest inside and you can join a guided tour. The visitors centre had a exhibition on that was interesting. Probably more for veterans or those with an interest in this area.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

The space around is very nice and it offers good views of the city. You can go up the stairs which allows for even better appreciation of the space around.

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Echuca, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Always a great place to visit. Our diggers are so important to the way that our nation has grown, I hope that we can still appreciate it in another 100 years.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Very well spread out,the stairs were a problem for me re my genetic arthritis so I hate to think what people with prams & in wheelchairs have to go through getting around inside!Outside feels like a long walk to check it all out,also.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014 via mobile

Very huge the place. You'll see the city at the end but you won't ear its sounds: that's a part of peace and quite in Melbourne who respects his soldiers. Inside the free museum you'll watch memories and an interesting documentary. Really worth the visit.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Standing on a small hill looking down on the CBD, it had been many decades since I'd visited but I'd heard it was undergoing major changes in content and style. No longer is it just a large stone statement of grief and commemoration, it is currently being augmented by galleries underground that will assist a visitor to understand why Victorians... More

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