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“Wonderful tribute to the Diggers” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Ranked #9 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
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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“Wonderful tribute to the Diggers”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Another must see for museum goers. It tells the history of the Australia's armed forces and has heaps of info on many of the battles they fought in. The vies from the top are quite spectaculer. There is a sombre athmosphere here and rightly so. A great tribute to the fallen.

Visited November 2012
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“very reverential place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Brilliant! Great views across the Botanic Gardens to the CBD, but also, a magnificent memorial to those lost through war. Go at the end of the day (5pm) and watch the small ceremony as the Last Post is sounded and the flags are lowered.

Visited December 2012
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“An unforgetable and moving experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

I was visiting the Shrine of Remembrance and was invited to hear about the Shrine and the Remembrance commemoration by the guide after which he replicated the Remembrance day experience by having a recording of the last post to be played and then for a shaft of light to shine on the tablet 'Greater love hath no man' as it would be on 11th hour,11th day 11th month.It was such a moving experience,I felt very priviledged.

Visited November 2012
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“Impressive”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

Awe inspiring I do wish we in the uk held a similar reverence. A visit at sunset is wonderful and would recommend!

Visited November 2012
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“Great Building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Well crafted building and architecture. in the inside of the building we can see a diorama of the sacrifice of the fighters. Eternal flame that is always burning is the front of the building. From the front we can see a very beautiful Melbourne cityscape.

Visited February 2012
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