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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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Great views...don't take a trip, walk there

Just a stones throw from the centre of Melbourne....don't take a trip there WALK there. Spent a few hours here, easy to get to and opposite the botanical gardens (also worth a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Just a stones throw from the centre of Melbourne....don't take a trip there WALK there. Spent a few hours here, easy to get to and opposite the botanical gardens (also worth a visit for a couple of hours). Memorable to us so must be worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent display. Amazing building. Immaculate presentations. Beautiful gardens. Easy tram access from the city.

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Melbourne, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went to the shrine of remembrance and didnt think i would feel so emotional. But i stood at the top and look down over everything and it was lovely and peaceful. A great way to remember ANZAC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is bigger than looks and surrounded by a lovely park. i needed help to get out but wish i had more time. Very poignant .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was Melbourne Open House weekend and this place had plenty of people looking around. I had been before but always wanted to go again. I reckon you need to visit plenty of times to see everything. I saw the newer exhibition on the wars and it was very impressive. The volunteers were happy to chat and were very informative.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Walked through the RBG and planned to visit the Shrine of Remembrance. The Shrine of Remembrance was very well done and well worth the time. If you are a military history buff, plan to spend some time here. A moving tribute to servicemen who have served from WW I to present day. I wish I had more time to spend... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A very impressive monument and well worth a visit, located close by the botanical gardens. A fitting monument to those who gave their lives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Wish I had been before. It is a beautiful building and well worth the climb to the top for the views of Melbourne. A wonderful memorial to those who have served their country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Victoria's Shrine to honour those who never returned from the battlefields of war is a humbling place. It dominates the landscape looking down St Kilda Road to Melbourne's CBD. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from Flinders ST station and is adjacent to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Worth taking time out to see and then stroll through the gardens... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is my favorite place while I was in Australia (Melbourne) with my whole family! Good opportunity for photos and you can get a nice view of the city from the site.

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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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