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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Ranked #10 of 205 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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Key West, FL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Liked the concept and there is plenty of history shared by the guides It is apparently undergoing a major exapansion /renovation and the entire visitor's center was closed Magnificent structure, beautiful grounds

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I took a group of students here on the day Australia was celebrating the contribution of indigenous peoples. A military band was playing and it was very special. Melbourne is a vibrant and fun city.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Went here thinking we would only spent half an hour but ended up staying 2 hours! the shrine is massive now with the gardens and there are a lot! of renovations going on. We went into a newly renovated part that featured a beautiful brand new cinema playing a war documentary that was quite interesting! also we joined a free... More

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Hurstbridge, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Been to a number of war memorials throughout the world (but i am not a war history buff). Of all the memorials, not counting war cemeteries this is the one that has touched me the most. Take the walk from St kilda Road, for your approach, from alongside the gardens walking towards the Shrine. Imagine the diggers of past who... More

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Ultima
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12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

A very moving tour led by lovely lady Mrs Martin, very appropriate to go on a tour and get all little interesting bits of information. and the view from on top looking 360 degrees around the beautiful melbourne is a must. you can spend ages and ages here

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A wonderful place to explore and contemplate the sacrifices made by the men and women of the armed force both then and now. The view looking down St Kilda Rd toward Melbourne City is nothing short of spectacular. The surrounding grounds are beautifully maintained and inside the Shrine is both peaceful & eerie at the same time. A very though... More

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Winnipeg
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I was just on a walk and stumbled upon this site. I had not planned to visit but once happened upon took the time to see. Several areas were under construction but I took the opportunity to climb to the upper viewing areas. The sight lines of the city were spectacular and one of my favourite accidental finds. The interior... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

As someone whose Grandfather was at Gallipoli and father who served in the South Pacific during WWII I have always wanted to visit the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne. Although undergoing some renovations I felt honoured to be present at one of the Services held daily and was moved by the dignity with which it was conducted. The view from... More

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the best historical sites to visit in Melbourne. The monument is grandeur on its own, presenting great photo opportunities while remembering those who lost their lives during the World War. If you have time, it's worth climbing up the steps to the top of the monument, which gives an excellent view of the... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A beautiful place that makes you think of those who gave their lives. Spend a few hours to take it all in, the medal display is fantastic. The flame that burns underneath the column is a beautiful sight. Well worth taking the time to visit, appeals to all ages.

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