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Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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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.
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Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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Reviewed yesterday

We spent 4 hours and didn't get close to seeing all the displays due to the amount of information available to read and view about our war history. Many times I felt so sad as I progressed through the museum looking and reading stories about...More

Thank johnelsworthy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is the 3rd time I've visited and I'm always impressed and find different things that interest me, always learning more about our history. Make sure you stay for the 4.55pm last post ceremony which is very moving. I'm sure I will be back.

Thank Genclarke
Reviewed yesterday

If you are in Canberra, don't miss the Australian War Memorial. Be prepared to spend hours here as there are so many things to see and learn about and it's extremely well curated. I would highly recommended the free guided tour for 60 minutes as...More

Thank E K
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of my favourite places in Canberra, the War Memorial is purely amazing and stunning at the same time. Outside of the War Memorial, their are Kangaroos and you get very good views all the way to parliament (literally). It is a very spooky place...More

Thank penguinmeadow
Reviewed yesterday

A great building with so much history, very well laid out, helpful people if you just wish to visit one area... The tours are so informative... Allow plenty of time..

Thank 3grandies
Reviewed yesterday

Awesome experience wandering through the exhibitions. Seeing the differences in the warfare over the years is very interesting.

Thank JosiphineKnows
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was in awe of this museum. It pulls at your heart. The films were so real. The last post made me cry.

1  Thank Ronnie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was surprised there was no entry fee, however, I would have happily paid it. It was an amazing experience wandering through the exhibits & gaining a glimpse of what it would have been like during the wars & what our service men & women...More

Thank AustralianDuk
Reviewed 5 days ago

With so much to see, a couple of hours will not be enough. You can enjoy a quick visit if that's all you can allow, but to appreciate everything you'll want to spend a couple of full days or maybe more! It's not just "war"...More

1  Thank OldWiseDude
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A must do. Spend an afternoon here and walk down the road with all the monuments. Otis a must do place and visit Sammy's Chinese restaurant afterwards

1  Thank Keith M
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13 December 2017|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Our free tours are a great way to see the Memorial. Led by our passionate volunteers, tours can include highlights of the entire Memorial or specific galleries. No need to book in advance, simply meet our friendly... More
Liz A
11 November 2017|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Hi Liz, we have a range of hotels nearby. You can find the list of accommodation packages on our website under 'visitor information'. We look forward to your visit!
Natula L
15 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Hello Natula, Yes, the ceremony is conducted daily. If you can't be here with us, you can stream live on the website or on YouTube. If you follow us on Facebook, the ceremony also streams live daily on Facebook Live... More