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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 war memorial is a fantastic place to visit. It was very quiet and reverent in the hall. The exhibitions are very moving and heart wrenching, and sometimes it was very daunting... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The war memorial is a fantastic place to visit. It was very quiet and reverent in the hall. The exhibitions are very moving and heart wrenching, and sometimes it was very daunting to see what used to be used in war times. I think it's a magnificent place to visit, and everyone should have a look.

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

Take your time to wander around and read all that this place has to offer. The diorama displays are very well done.

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

When in Canberra, a must do visit. Friendly and knowledable staff. A somber, touching experience. Will we humans ever learn?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A moving tribute to all Australians who have died fighting under our flag. You could literally spend a full day here and stay for the final tribute at 5pm.

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A great day out for all Australians - respecting the history of those brave souls who fought for all of us. It's great to have a free and exceptional display for the public to enjoy. There are many exhibitions which seem to have collectables from every corner of the globe!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must visit for everyone who goes to Canberra. It is by far Austraia's most outstanding memorial to our men and women who have defended our country. The staff are outstanding in their assistance.

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had the honour to attend my second last post ceremony. I was hosting an American visitor, who previously served in the US Marines. We had a busy program in Canberra, but made a point of attending a last post ceremony. The soldier featured had enlisted as a young man and had early problems of going absent without leave. Perhaps... More 

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

Australian war history at its best. We viewed in the morning lunch period and returned for the last post at closing time. Very moving. Go there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Well done to Brendan Nelson and his team for creating a place of such dignity and respect for those who have served. Informative, moving and respectful - a nation's treasure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This isn't just about Australians and their part in conflict. This is a time and a place to reflect on world history, our role in creating and maintaining peace and an opportunity to be moved by the number of those who have fallen. Lest we forget, indeed.

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