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“Very special place.” 5 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 special place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is an amazing building with great views. Entrance way is particularly cleverly designed. Excellent displays of war medals - younger generation with us were fascinated. Definitely would reccommend coming here.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful special place to visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We discovered this by accident. Having seen it in the distance from the Eureka Skydeck we decided to walk to it and see what it was. We were blown away by what is here. You can see medals, lists of those who went to war, ensign flags and more. The views from the balcony are lovely, and there is no entry fee. I highly recommend visiting this place of remembrance and giving thanks for those who died to keep us safe.

Visited April 2013
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“Very Humbling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

We attended a memorial service at the Shrine and it was very moving. We want to return and actually spend more time looking around and taking in the the full experience

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent and grand building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

This building really does justice to remembering those in the wars. It is really grand but not ostentatious, as it is solemn but not depressing, and lots of effort has been made to commemorate the fallen on the inside, and it is kept very well. They allow access to the crypts and the balcony and there is no charge, so you really feel like you are there out of respect and interest and not to generate money from tourists. Recommend a visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Historic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Good to get a little history, easy to combine with the Royal Botanic Gardens. You can walk around freely and if you go by the end of the day you will see the flag ceremony. I didn't go into the museum as we were tired, but still a good visit!

Visited February 2013
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