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Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
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+61 2 6243 4211
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an...

The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

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Making the trip to Canberra to visit the War Memorial is worth it. We have four children aged 17, 15, 12 and 9 and each of them appreciated and enjoyed the experience. An amazing... read more

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

Making the trip to Canberra to visit the War Memorial is worth it. We have four children aged 17, 15, 12 and 9 and each of them appreciated and enjoyed the experience. An amazing tribute to our fallen heroes. We stayed about 4 hours. I could have stayed longer, reading all the stories. The view down Anzac Parade is also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely place to visit. Well presented and great for children too. The air[lane displays are amazing. I keep taking friends and relatives and they keep loving it. Proud to be a Canberran.

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Gympie, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While I am not a fan of war museums etc, this is should be on the not to be missed list. The memorial itself is really beautiful and the museum sections are stunningly set out. Interesting art work (Ben Quilty's paintings are incredible) and beautiful sculptures among loads of other interesting items.

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Thank Barbara B
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place to visit. Very impressive for something that is free entry. Every our little 2.5 yr old started to understand the meaning of the displays and got emotional and scared in some cases. Highly recommend.

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Thank Simon H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had been many years since I had visited the Australian War Memorial so on our recent holiday to Canberra decided to take our kids for a visit. So glad we did. Not only did we get to see some great exhibits and all learn more about the great men and women of our country the kids got to get involved... More 

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Thank Dee G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very informative museum, commemorating the sacrifice of Australians who have died in war. 'Australia in the Great War' is the newest permanent exhibition and truly is world class. Stop by if you're interested, there's plenty to see and learn.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I've been there before for specific exhibitions, but this time took the guided tour that lasted for about 90 minutes. One of the best guided tours I have been on: the guide using specific people and objects to explain much broader issues. My advice is to take a guided tour and then spend an hour or two extra. The tour... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent museum with outstanding displays on the history of Australia at war. It's exhibits detail the damage, losses and horrors of war with interactive displays as well as art works and photographs. A must see when in Canberra

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Thank 375danav
Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The AWM is a great place to visit, spend the day and experience an amazing history. It has been upgraded over about 15 years and the kids will absolutely love it. Make the visit when in Canberra, it is worth it!

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AWM_Webmaster, AWM Webmaster at Australian War Memorial, responded to this review

Thank you to you and your family for visiting the Memorial. The Discovery Zone is a great way for our younger visitors to start learning about our military history, and Anzac Hall is always a favourite. We're so pleased that your visit was informative and interesting, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are ever in Canberra, then make sure you visit the Australian War Memorial!.Went as family with two thirteen year olds - one autistic. There is plenty for all ages to see and do. Kids of all ages will love the discovery area where they can sit in a helicopter, walk thru submarine, and dress up and go into... More 

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AWM_Webmaster, AWM Webmaster at Australian War Memorial, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Australian War Memorial, and for recommending it so highly to others. We're so pleased that your kids took advantage of our Discovery Zone, it's a great way for everyone to get hand-on with our history. We also hope to see you for a longer visit next time! Thank you for your positive review. More 

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