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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Ranked #12 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Melbourne's iconic landmark and Victoria's war memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women.
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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Fantastic monument with wonderful views of the city from the balcony. It's just opposite exit D of the Botanical Gardens which makes for a very nice afternoon of sightseeing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

As an American tourist, I had no idea how involved Australia was in the various global wars in the past century. It's definitely worth the educational experience.

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Woodville, Nsw
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is something I have always taken for granted on visits to Melbourne. Taking the time to visit was worthwhile. It is a magnificent building with the very unique way of listing all 88000 Victorians who served in the Armed Forces. Names without rank. The dome to capture the sunlight over the shrine itself is something that can't be explained.... More

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Lincolnshire, UK
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This is not the first time I have been. Each time I have felt the need for an overall. The AWM recognised the need to move forward and the Shrine should also. The depictions, albeit the content can never be called into question, need to give a 'wow' factor. The Shop could be much interesting with more books for sale,... More

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Chester, UK
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13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This is a place everyone should visit. It us currently being upgraded ready for a big anniversary coming up. I particularly liked the Bomber Command Display recently which was small and highly personalised bringing the stories home. I always find the Changi a Flag very moving. Great guides here volunteering and sharing information.

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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Here this means so much to me, as from a family that have fight for our country and myself been in the Army also. One of melbourne great shrines. Love heading there to show my respects for the fallen. Great history for the kids/family, or even if you go by yourself I you won't realise the time. A Must.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I went there many times over the year I stayed in Melbourne. Its close location to the Botanical Gardens makes it a perfect stop on your way to the gardens. Make absolutely sure you go up the shrine and snap a picture or two of the skyline. Beautiful view. They recently opened sections underneath the shrine itself and you can... More

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Holly C, Public Relations Manager at Shrine of Remembrance, responded to this review

Good morning, I'm sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with our introductory video. Can you please let me know where you viewed this. Was it in the Southern Extension Auditorium or the Visitor Centre? Temporary video set ups were in place during our refurbishment which may have impacted on playback quality. Our interpretative material will be updated... More

Toronto, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was amazing. Make sure you go there in time to see the light show. The guy who created it was brilliant. The view of Melbourne from this sight is absolutely stunning. Especially from the roof of the building. I was really quite surprised to see this huge neoclassical structure modelled after the Pantheon on a hill just outside... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Shrine is probly second only to the Australian War Memorial in terms of its historic and cultural significance. A sobering, thoughtful and restful place well worth an hour of your time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Being a Proud of my Home City Melbourne, Im always looking to find and discover all this great city has to offer. But It took a weekend stay, to visit the wonderful inside of this Unique Buliding and the History that unfolded to us was very informative and enjoyable. It's a beautiful Setting inside and out. And great to walk... More

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