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“a very moving memorial and exhibtion” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Anzac War Memorial

Anzac War Memorial
Hyde Park, Sydney, New South Wales 2004, Australia
+61 (0)2 9267 7668
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Ranked #37 of 238 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cultural
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“a very moving memorial and exhibtion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

the building is very special and a fitting memorial located in a lovely postion in Sydney. the museum is very interesting and well worth a visit

Visited October 2012
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“No greater love than to give your life for your friends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2012

I start with "Thank you" - to all the men and women who have given their lives in service for their country.

The ANZAC Memorial is a respectful tribute to Australians who have been killed during war.

It's located in the heart of Sydney at the south end of Hyde Park. There is a magnificent reflection pool at the northern approach. You enter through the side and are immediately submersed in the sense of reverence of this place. The magnificent hall of memory has a stunning brass sculpture in the centre.

Go upstairs to the gallery level, and you can see the outstanding marble walls with the inscription of all the places that Australia fought in battle prior to WW2. The eternal flame of remembrance burns as a continuous reminder of all who lost their lives.

This is a magnificent art-deco building. Once you've finished upstairs be sure to visit the exhibition near the entrance. You'll have the opportunity to make your own commemorative coin, and purchase others for a modest $5AUD. Postcards are free, and a coin donation is suggested.

It's a pleasant way to fill in an hour or so - you won't need any more than that. There is a nice coffee shop in the corner of the park to sit and contemplate after your visit.

Remember - this monument is less about what you see, and more about the memories of lives lost.

Visited March 2012
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“A quiet place for contemplation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2011

The Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park Gardens is a wonderful, relaxing oasis in the heart of Sydney. The grounds are a beautiful place to picnic or just sit and relax, and the Memorial is as impressive as it is a deserving monument to those who gave so much.
A quiet few minutes inside the memorial will give you a moment to consider the past, and show your respects. Beautiful and relaxing, a trip to the Anzac Memorial is an absolute must.

Visited April 2011
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“Transcendent war memorial and museum.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2010

Being a very amateur military historian, a visit here was high on my list during my time in Sydney and I was not disappointed. This is a very well designed, emotional memorial to the men and women of Australia and New Zealand who have served their country in war and peacetime. Of note, there is a small introductory film in the basement that covers the history behind the building along with a small museum that details Anzac forces in all theaters of war over the past 100+ years. It takes about 30-45 minutes of your time but is definitely worth it. There are also free postcards and a short explanation of the memorial available at the desk, which is regularly staffed by very courteous volunteers.

A memorable place for contemplation and silent reflection.

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“A Grandiose memorial”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2009

A grandiose memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I. A stunning building located in Hyde Park. A must see stop. Beautiful pictures can be taken here with a great reflection of the water from the pond in front. Be sure to check out Rayner Hoff's Sacrifice inside the memorial. If you want a good photo, go back at night!

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