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“Highlight of our trip” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial
Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2601, Australia
61 (02) 6243 4211
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Ranked #1 of 96 Attractions in Canberra
Type: Monuments/ Statues, History Museums, Cultural
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Owner description: The Australian War Memorial is a museum, archive, and memorial that aims to help people remember and understand the Australian experience of war.
Adelaide, Australia
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“Highlight of our trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

No wonder this is Canberra's #1 attraction. We spent over 4hrs here on the first day and then returned the following day for another couple of hours. Unfortunately, the WW1 exhibit was closed for renovations during our stay, however there was still so much to see. I found it a very emotional visit as the reality of what our soldiers - both past and present - have sacrificed for us really hits home. The Last Post ceremony is not to be missed either. All I can say is if you visit Canberra make sure this is on the top of your must see list. LEST WE FORGET.

Visited November 2013
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“Very moving memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is definitely worth a visit. The monument to fallen military is very moving. The building with the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier has excellent mosaics. The tomb itself was under renovation when we visited, so we could not see the actual tomb. Also at the Memorial are displays from the various wars in which Australia has participated. Back packs must be checked . Coats may also be checked. You could easily spend a day at the memorial – there is so much to see. There is also a restaurant with cafeteria style foods.

Visited October 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A fantastic memorial which everyone should visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Nothing to dislike about the AWM. Take the time to go through the memorial - half a day would probably suffice most people. The free guided tour run by the volunteers are really worth doing. A favourite place of mine to visit when I am in Canberra.

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“A must see in Canberra”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

The museum puts on a great display of Australia's military history through the ages. Definitely worth a visit

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“Great Museum and Memorial”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Spent hours looking through the museum at the exhibits and the history. The memorial is very tasteful and sobering. Cannot come to Canberra without paying it a visit,

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