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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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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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St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shrine and its surrounds is a wonderful memorial to the soldiers who have served Australia. The underground vault is full of interesting information. The surrounding gardens are also full of interesting memorials to specific groups.

Thank LindsayMann
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If the measure of a country is how it remembers and extolls its war heroes and armed forces then Australians are to be commended for this monument alone as well as the other impressive sitings of memorials in other towns and cities. This shrine has...More

Thank Allan S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Shrine was an amazing thing to see, and it was even better that it has such an excellent museum dedicated to Australia's military history in the basement.

Thank Joshua G
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shrine of Remembrance is a cleverly designed space, and serves well as the place to stand and consider those who lost their lives in war, and those who managed to come home too.

Thank Glenda R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Everyone should visit the Shrine of Remembrance when in Melbourne, very moving. But also provides great view of the city from the otherside of the Yarra

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Shrine of Remembrance is a place every Melbournian (you could argue interstate visitor) and even abroad visitor should visit at least once whilst in Melbourne. It's close to the CBD; you could walk here from Flinder's station if you're fit (it's roughly 15-20mins), or...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Endless exhibits with well presented information in beautiful displays. There's so much to read and look at, you could spend days taking it all in. Make sure you head all the way to the top deck for some glorious views of the city. It's right...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

I'd visited the Shrine of Remembrance several times over the years but this time we did pay for a tour. The tour consisted of just us with our tour guide, Karl. Very interesting and informative, a lot to take in within the time frame of...More

Thank Natalie F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sobering & enlightening memorial and museum of what our troops, both past & present, have dealt with in the trenches for our freedom. Must see.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This imposing building in beautiful gardens commemorates the war dead from all wars who were from Victoria State in Australia. The exterior of the building is particularly marvelous and there is a tomb to an unknown soldier inside. Definitely worth a visit and a photo...More

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Free to look around.
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They are normally open on all days except Christmas day.
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Response from greecefan57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry although been to Israel, it was only on a day visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem so don't know that area. However good luck with your walk.
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