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Shrine of Remembrance

Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
Phone Number: +61 3 9661 8100
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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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.
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 NEW

Every traveller to Melbourne should have the Shrine of Remembrance on the top of their list of places to see. It is magnificent & a worthy monument to so many who have fought for our country & the life we are living today.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

The Rememberance Shrine in Melbourne, is a true testament to the brave men nd women who served the nation proudly and with selfless commitment. worth spending an hour or two walking around the gardens and viewing the newly opened memorial gardens and attractions. Ensure younenter the shrine to hear th full story and be prepared for a mini ceremony of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

A sombre Memorial that makes one feel immense respect and remembrance for those who laid down their lives in defence of their country. The guide was amazing and helpful in explaining the remembrance day ceremonies and the symbolism in the shrine. The views from the balcony were breathtaking and give the perfect opportunity for a panorama of the skyscrapers. I... More

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Easy to walk to and worth the walk. Exhibition inside well put together. We didn't dislike this attraction.

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Doubleview, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

I enjoy learning about our history and the Shrine is such a place. Greeted by a couple of charming war veterans, we were given a special tour of the Shrine on a recent visit. These chaps shared their first hand experience and knowledge with us. They were interested and interesting. We should all be very proud. Be warned - there... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

The books of remembrance filled with calligraphic lists of Australians involved in WW1 are beautiful and overpowering at the same time. The attendant donned white cotton gloves, unlocked the glass case and turn the pages so I could read my grandfather's name in one of the books. External views are quite remarkable as the city grows.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I visited late in the afternoon on Rememberance Day - well after the ceremonies had finished. The poppy field set up for the day was beautiful and thought-provoking and the building is a gorgeous dedication to those it represents. The views of the city from the top of the building are stunning too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful and moving place to visit. The shrine is set on the periphery of the Botanic gardens and the grounds surrounding the shrine are so beautifully laid out and give a very peaceful feeling.The shrine is lovely inside and on the hour there is a short 2 minute dedication to the servicemen who lost their lives... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Was taken along to the shrine by a couple of friends and really have to say it was great. Apart from getting some of the best views of the city of melbourne that I was able to experience all week, it was also very educational. The staff who ran the small ceremony should be thanked more often for their knowledge... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Beautiful building and you will definitely get some nice photos here. Not many grand buildings like this in Melbourne so worth a visit. There is a new exhibition open in the crypt which is very informative if you take the time to read about everything on display. It's a solemn place of remembrance for all those that have fallen in... More

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