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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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Since the renovations and extension works it has become even more interesting. Many moving displays honouring the men and women who served in the defence of our nation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Since the renovations and extension works it has become even more interesting. Many moving displays honouring the men and women who served in the defence of our nation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We come here every year and it is a monument to miss be it your a tourist or a local! Great place to remember what our forefathers did for our country. If your ever stuck for something to do its a picture perfect background to embark on a photo with the family and a nice stroll!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

A special place that is wonderful to visit both inside and out. As an Australian with so many relatives who have been lost in both the World Wars the Shrine holds a special place in my heart. In Melbourne recently, I was once again able to see the Shrine of Remembrance. An amazing building that should be high on every... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The Shrine is not a place for celebration, but of remembrance for those who gave their lives for Australia, particularly in the two World Wars. It is an imposing structure and looks down St Kilda Road, Melbourne's grandest boulevard with its busy tram routes and verdant trees. The Shrine guides are helpful but it's not my favourite place to visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It is a wonderful place to visit and full of Historic war memorabilia. There is a guided tour and the guide is very knowledgable. I felt very emotional at this significant Australian Shrine of Remembrance Proud of our diggers both Past and Present.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a credit to the city of Melbourne to have such a wonderful shrine dedicated to the men and women of all wars. The surrounding rememberance gardens were outstanding. The museum gallery in the base of the building is informative and well set out. Manned by dedicated volunteers guiding you where to go. There was an audio visual display of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It has a lot going for it, it means a lot to a lot of people and is worth going to see. The view is beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've attended the Shrine many times over the years. After the recent renovations the displays are even more impressive. A wonderful way to learn about Australia's military history while honouring those who served us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a wonderful place with something for everyone. The views are beautiful even in winter and you can climb up to the balcony to see over Melbourne and the gardens. In the basement there are wonderful exhibits and artefacts to explore. We started with WWI moved on to WWII then more recent campaigns including Afghanistan and peace keeping missions.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, the Shrine is a place of peace that befits the memory of the men and women that it honours. It is quite easy to spend hours here exploring the many rooms and chambers within the Shrine as well as the avenues and areas outside the main building. All of the staff are helpful and readily offer... More 

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Address: Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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