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“Very moving” 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 #8 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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“Very moving”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A must see for any visit to Melbourne. A place to reflect and pay respect for those lost at war.
Beautiful monument.

Visited March 2013
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Danielle H, Public Relations Manager at Shrine of Remembrance, responded to this review, March 24, 2013
Hi Ricci D. Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Please note for your next visit that Ray of Light cermonies take place in the Sanctuary every half an hour from 10.30am.
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“Moving.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

A fitting tribute to those who lost their lives in the many conflicts Australia has fought in. Check on your timings once a day there is a minutes silence as the sun enters through the ceiling and illuminates a memorial.

Visited October 2012
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“A must visit place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The setting I the gardens is magnificent. Easy to get to via tram from the city. The Eternal Flame causes people to stop and reflect on the evil of war. Walk around the building and be inspired to join the next Dawn Service on ANZAC day or the service on Remembrance Day

Visited November 2012
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“Lest we Forget”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Very solemnn and moving. Makes you remember how truly lucky we are to live in such a wonderful, free country. Lets all work to make sure their sacrifice was not in vain

Visited December 2012
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“Pay your tribute to the heros”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

It is a very solemn place, and is a place full of wealth of knowledge to remind people of the meaning/implications of war. Volunteer guides are available to assist visitors. So, do plan your trip in advance to benefit from the trip there.

Visited February 2013
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