Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial, Canberra

Australian War Memorial
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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. The Memorial offers a range of guided tours, including a 1 hour highlights audio tour.
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Karen P
Corowa, New South Wales, Australia36 contributions
The War Memorial is a must see if in Canberra. Truly amazing place. Full of history. Another good thing is that they provide guided tours.
Written 5 August 2022
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Tammy F
Mount Gambier, Australia242 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 hours at the Memorial, we could have spent another few hours there but the kids were complaining of needing to sit down I would 100% recommend you attend.
Written 5 August 2022
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Hawkeye4077
Maitland, Australia535 contributions
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I normally love visiting the Australian War Memorial but due to the amount of renovations occurring and the crowds much of the atmosphere was spoilt. I will be back but after the works are completed. Very helpful staff . Pre book your tickets to ensure that you can obtain entry during the renovations.
Written 25 July 2022
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Gini63
Brisbane, Australia46 contributions
We spent a whole day here and could easily have spent 3 days! There is so much to see and do. The museum is divided into sections - WWI; WWII; and wars from 1942 on. Each section could easily have its own day to look through, especially if you like to read everything - which my family does! Do stay for the Last Post in the early evening - it is very special and moving.
Written 17 July 2022
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Familywhotravel
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Family
Whilst the AWM is going through a refit, you can still see a lot of galleries.

Entering through aircraft hall you can still see the VC gallery, WW1 and WW2 galleries along with the Vietnam and more recent conflicts gallery. You can go up o the bridge of brisbane. Discovery Zone for kids is closed.
You can still see the reflections area and the tomb of the unknown soldier.

Very important you book your ticket on line. Staff are very good dealing with the changes and make it very accommodating for the guests.

Always visit here to thank those that served when ink in Canberra.
Written 10 July 2022
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Jenn P
Wangi Wangi, Australia388 contributions
Although lots of changes are currently happening, this was so worth a visit. Very well set out, and walking around, so appreciated all those that had served our country.
Written 2 July 2022
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NikBowlo
Toronto, Australia3 contributions
Family
First class experience. Watched the Last Post ceremony which was very moving! The tomb of the lost soldier is a must see when visiting Canberra.
Written 30 June 2022
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kingalpony
Wallan, Australia42 contributions
Couples
This is a must for everyone. This is a wold class museum. With exhibitions of artwork, military objects and personal records.
It tells the stories of service to our nation. Plus it is all free. I would allow a minimum of three hours to tour.
Written 24 June 2022
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Suep
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Family
This is a memorial which has a huge museum attached to it. It has 2 major sections - world war 1 and world war 2. One has to plan for at least 3/4 hours to see the beautiful collections and artefacts. Also the detailing of each and every collection is excellent - one needs to read each one. Like I spent almost 1/2 hour reading about the people who fought the war from the Australian Army. Their keepsakes are also very interesting. Personally I loved the WW 2 part and the 'Holocaust' section the most. Audio video of survivors and others are spine chilling. I came to know of so many new facts about the countries involved and it's people.

The main memorial is an amazing building with a majestic hill behind and the new Parliament House in the front. We saw some war veterans being felicitated inside the main memorial area and it felt like history coming alive. A great place to click pictures too.
Written 24 June 2022
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Bill
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The war memorial is a fitting tribute to all our men and women in uniform who have sacrificed so much for our nation. The exhibits bring to life the struggles they endured and help us to appreciate their sacrifices and give us some idea of what they experienced. A must see for anyone who loves this nation and wants to know more about those who gave their all for us.
Written 23 June 2022
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