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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where...

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 Ray of Light ceremony is central to the experience of the Shrine of Remembrance. A ray of natural sunlight passes through an aperture in the ceiling of the Sanctuary and falls onto the Stone of Remembrance over the word "love" at precisely 11.00 am on 11 November each year. This is the moment when the armistice was signed in 1918 marking the end of hostilities in the First World War. The ceremony is now reproduced every half hour using electric light to allow all visitors to the Shrine to experience it.

The Shrine also has an extensive permanent and temporary exhibition space. The Galleries of Remembrance is a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space beneath the Shrine. Over 850 objects illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice. A highlight of the exhibition is the SS Devanha lifeboat, a Gallipoli landing boat on loan from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Devanha carried soldiers of the 12th Battalion and the 3rd Field Ambulance into Anzac Cove on the morning of 25 April 1915.

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This is a great free place to visit and to remember people who have died or suffered for their country. The guide was very informative and the displays,gardens,memorials all very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great free place to visit and to remember people who have died or suffered for their country. The guide was very informative and the displays,gardens,memorials all very well laid out honouring many countries. Well worth a visit and definitely ask a guide to explain it to you as it means so much more than just walking around... More 

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Fine monument to military service personnel, but also great source of information about military history. Definitely worth the visit.

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Visited the shrine only briefly as part of a city tour. A very solemn monument worthy of a longer visit.

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The Shrine is a quiet and sombre reminder of the conflicts over the past 100 years. Various levels have photos and displays about the wars.

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It's next to the botanical garden. It's a precision build and great architectural monument. suggest to visit and it is not far away from the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is a ceremony that take places every 30 minutes on most of the days. Perfect beautiful memorial to remember those who lost their lives for their country .

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A great place to visit ANZAC morning (25 April) at 5am for the dawn service, or November 11 dawn service. An incredibly moving experience and one not easily forgotten! So much to see in relation to Australia's involvement, but especially those from Victoria, in the World Wars and Vietnam. Museum, Crypt, stories of those who served .. time for reflection.... More 

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We reached the Shrine 10 min before it close for visitor but they give us a chance for a quick view at top.

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This is a wonderful area to reflect, explore and learn. The exhibitions underneath are filled with artifacts which together with the writing give the viewer an understanding of what it was like during war, how they eventuated and ceased. Includes all wars from WW1 to current day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great memorial to those from Victoria who lost their lives serving their country. Very well laid out. Helpful guides to answer questions. I came away sad about the great loss of life and its effect on Australia but delighted that they will never be forgotten.

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