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Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
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+61 2 6243 4211
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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The museum is set out in a very organised and honourable fashion. So easy to focus on areas of interest. Magnificent collection of war clothing and equipment. Is a must see for... read more

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The museum is set out in a very organised and honourable fashion. So easy to focus on areas of interest. Magnificent collection of war clothing and equipment. Is a must see for anyone visiting Canberra.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Cant review u just need to see it. Allow a whole morning or afternoon so much to see. Super freindly staff and tour very informative. Even if not into war the history will fascinate all ages . Lest we forget

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Australian War Memorial is sensational. The exhibits are first rate and the dioramas are the best we have seen anywhere in the world. The back hall with the big Lancaster Bomber has regular "shows" which are not to be missed.

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Thank HarlowPerth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Missed the opportunity to see the whole memorial again, however arrived late and witnessed a ceremony at closing time 5:30, we heard the full story of a soldier in world war 1, and then bagpipes played amazing grace, and of course the last post was played on a bugle - very moving...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If in Canberra you must visit The Australian War Memorial, but allow at least a day, and stay for the Last post Ceremony at 5pm

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Though very less tourist found here but its a must visit place just to pay homage to the fallen soldiers and to salute them for their bravery. And to know about their beautiful stories.

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

I think I could visit here every day for a year and still not get enough of it. Very special place and the displays are fantastic.

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O'Halloran Hill/Adelaide
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful staff dotted in most areas and all friendly and willing to help. Very well done and moving a must for all Australian's to visit. Found my Uncle on the wall of honour helped by the wonderful staff, great to return after 30 years.

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

Went on a a guided tour with a volunteer from the Information Centre. Took 2 and a half hours though originally planned for 1 and a half hours. Lesley the guide was a font of knowledge. We learnt so much.

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Geraldton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Korean War onwards with displays that portray the experiences of that time. A helicopter is set up in front of a cinema screen as the film rolls the sound of bullets fly and the school children visiting scream to the sounds. We visited on closing the gap day so very fitting the aboriginal war service display with aboriginal dress and... More 

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