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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 yesterday via mobile

This place is about Aussie assist in these 2 mega wars. It's a Interesting place and great knowledge of the past

Thank keltanky
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Reviewed yesterday

You pass The Shrine of Remembrance on the way to the beautiful Botanic Garden and it is good to spend a little time there in peace.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I didn't think this place would interest me but my husband wanted to see it. I was pleased we did as it was an interesting and moving place. We spent over an hour looking around.

Thank Lynda M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see here & the staff are all so knowledge make sure you ask them questions! You must go downstairs as there is a lot to see there. As a parent & hearing that a lot of boys aged just 14yrs...More

Thank QFgirl
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Reviewed 3 days ago

So many memories, I can't visit it on Anzac day so I try and visit the Shrine whenever possible. Great to see it brings back many fond memories

Thank F4694ASrobertm
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Now that the space underneath has opened there is even more to see. It is extremely interesting and I learnt a lot. Good place to visit even if you live in Melbourne. Highly recommended.

Thank ereith1966
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Shrine of Remembrance has been extended and expanded in size and scope. A whole new level is now open to the public and the gallery shop is extensive with quality items. You can also climb to the very top for an overview of Melbourne,...More

Thank MarionSpinner
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Local to the Melbourne area so I have visited the Shrine many times over the years these visits have always been during the day. This year I attended the Anzac Day dawn service and it was well and truly worth the early morning start. A...More

Thank Peter O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

At the end of the Botanical Gardens. A must do to say 'thank you' to all those brave men and women who gave their lives in order for us to have a future.

Thank Mary P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is a very emotional place, filled with lots of stories and memorabilia from all the wars. You could spend days here, reading all the information and researching family military service. There are Veterans who volunteer their time to show visitors around and give them...More

Thank Bobbie R
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Mohit T
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
Free to look around.
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Response from muraritodi | Reviewed this property |
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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