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“Significant and also a great view of the city!”

Shrine of Remembrance
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Melbourne City Sights with Chadstone Shopping Experience
Ranked #3 of 410 things to do in Melbourne
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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 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
Singapore, Singapore
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“Significant and also a great view of the city!”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

It is a great site to learn about Australia's war history. Also as it is situated at the end of one of Melbourne's main boulevards (the street curves around it) you get a magical view of the city after dusk.

Visited April 2013
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“Shrine of Remembrance”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

An awesome place to visit. Very quiet and respectful. Would've liked to see more Kiwi stuff (the NZ in ANZAC).

Visited May 2013
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“Anzac Day”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

A must for all Kiwis a really beautiful place, more significant to us as it was the day before Anzac Day we visited.

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Stunning monument, I had no idea how huge it was. Great history lesson for the kids and a reminder for us of how and why this country is such a great place to live!

Visited May 2013
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“Interesting”
Reviewed May 8, 2013 via mobile

Really interesting And with beautiful gardens. Also TRY to go at 11 am when you can ser The sun shinning over The word love Inside The building! Really beautiful And fascinating

Visited May 2013
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Danielle H, Public Relations Manager at Shrine of Remembrance, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Hello Pldiamantino,
Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your visit and was moved by the Ray of Light ceremony. Simulated Ray of Light ceremonies take place in the Sanctuary every half an hour from 10.30am.
Best wishes,
Shrine of Remembrance
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