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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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The building itself is lovely, really well made and the details are lovely. The view of the shrine and the view from the shrine are really good. The remembrance garden is kept up... read more

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building itself is lovely, really well made and the details are lovely. The view of the shrine and the view from the shrine are really good. The remembrance garden is kept up to date with current struggle in the world. It is all well kept and clean.

Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited the Shrine with overseas friends, in time to take the guided tour. This tour was exceptional, perfectly paced with a guide obviously passionate about her subject. The whole area is beautifully presented and maintained, offering everyone, locals and tourists, a great insight into Victoria's (and all of Australia's) involvement in conflicts throughout our history. This is a very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The vastness of this structure is extraordinary. The views of the city are breathtaking. It is huge very moving. There are a lot of stairs involved, you could take it slowly but not for the faint hearted. You don't have to walk to the top but to get the full impression of the huge structure it is good to do... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gardens surrounding the Shrine are beautiful and the Shrine itself is well worth the visit. Head up to the viewing platform for a 360 degree view over Melbourne, take a look at the lovely calligraphy of the names those who have fallen in the well-preserved books and admire the detail of the high ceiling whilst you pay your respects.

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Across from the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, the Shrine of Rememberance is a pretty place. The look out from up the stairs is a good view of Melbourne. There is even a building which looks like it has a face on it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere, general public vibe was great, food was honest, getting around was also easy, all in all a great day

Central Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the SoR for 2 hours. It would be better for longer. There is a lot of reading to do, however, they do have short audio visual displays that relate some of what is written. Very well done. Volunteers are a treasure. They were so helpful and friendly, they made our visit a delight.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came across the Shrine during our walk from the gardens to the city, and we found the information in the shrine very informative and the memorial very poignant. Don't miss the chance to climb up stairs to the top of the shrine to get some great views of the city too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

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