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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Ranked #8 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Manila, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful landmark that I got to see when I was in Melbourne. Has both history and amazing architecture. It's a must see. It was very informative, considering the small number of war relics it has inside. It's a reminder of the contributions of people who served during the war. Also, the building itself was pretty impressive. The exterior... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Wish I had had longer here. They now re-enact the light moving across the memorial every half an hour. Was emotionally moved by the whole atmosphere here, just the medals on the wall as your enter the museum side of the building make you think. The grounds are worth exploring, so many different memorials.

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Hepburn Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Always good place to reflect and respect. Site under some renovations but still good for a look and a quite walk around.

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Liverpool
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64 reviews 64 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Impressive monument to the armed forces of Australia. Climb up to the observation for a great view over Melbourne and the adjacent Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Ambleside, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

I always have mixed feelings when visiting war memorials like this. I am deeply moved to see the thousands of people who made the ultimate sacrifice. However, I am also deeply saddened that they had to even make this sacrifice.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

The Shrine of Remembrance is a worthy visit for locals and also for travellers as the guides are very informative and interesting. Tours are free and are definitely worth taking advantage of as there are many parts of the shrine that a visitor may just skim over but there is actually a story and reason behind most elements of the... More

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West Linn, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The memorial was along our walk into the CBD...so no extra effort was made to see it. It would be more meaningful to the citizens of Australia.

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Ashburton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's worth a visit to see Australia's involvement with war over the years. There is a small information center and display of war memorabilia that is interesting. Inside the main shrine it's peaceful and with the tall structures provides that quiet space for remembering those who died in the war. All in you can do this in about an hour,... More

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Toronto, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The Shrine is a beautiful memorial honouring the men & women who have served their country. There is an ineffable quality to the emotions it evokes as one walks through and around. The architecture, sculptures and inscriptions inspire and are cause for reflection. The view looking north through the city from the top of the steps helps to place the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Anyone who is into military history, an Australian citizen or just interested in Australia and what makes us who we are today, must pay their respects at the Shrine. Go there this ANZAC Day and take in the atmosphere and remember our men and women who fought and cared for us, and gave of their lives.

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