Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne

Shrine of Remembrance
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Shrine is Victoria's national memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians in war and peacekeeping. Explore Melbourne’s iconic landmark to find peaceful reflection, discover the real-life stories of Australians in wartime and view breathtaking vistas of the memorial gardens and Melbourne.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,649 contributions
Remembering the fallen
Oct. 2021
The Shrine of Remembrance was built to honour those who fell in armed conflicts and served in peacekeeping expeditions. It is one of Melbourne's highlights. It's well worth taking a tour of the Shrine, including the Museum. Lest we Forget.
Written 2 October 2021
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Thank you for your positive review, 619jeffry. It is great to hear you recommend taking a guided tour of the Shrine and Galleries of Remembrance inside. There are many stories to discover that honour service and sacrifice.
Written 14 October 2021
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Linda C
2 contributions
Great place
Jun. 2021
It is magnificent to visit, visited in the afternoon, get to enjoy the serenity around the area. easy stroll to Botanic Garden
Written 25 June 2021
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Thank you for your review and thanks for visiting. It is great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon.
Written 2 July 2021
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S4nnyBunny
Melbourne1,862 contributions
A must visit in Melbourne
In my opinion the most underrated landmark in Melbourne. Should be talked about and visited throughout the year, not just ANZAC Day.

Came and did the VIP Guided tour (walk in customer) for $20, but there is a free daily tour. However I thought it was well worth the price and you get a more detailed and less crowded experience. Tour went for 50 mins, there’s some climbing of stairs so keep that in mind. The views up top are breathtaking. The museum on the bottom floor is well curated, maintained and full of knowledge. Can easily spend 1/2 a day here.
Written 8 June 2021
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Thank you for such a great review S4nnyBunny. We are so glad to hear you went on a guided tour and enjoyed it. We hope to see you back again soon!
Written 20 June 2021
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Subaza
6 contributions
Walk
May 2021 • Family
This place is in walking distance to CBD. Not maintained well. Plastic everywhere. Follow the plastic to guide you to CBD.
Written 25 May 2021
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Gary D
Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
Lovely way to understand military historical aspects of Victoria
May 2021
A great place with lots of detailed history of Victorias military involvement over the previous generations to today.
The gardens are also beautiful and you can easily loose track of time within the Gardens and the Shrine area. There is a lot more than meets the eye from looking at it from outside.
Go inside and onto the Balcony (use the lift) and you have excellent views back onto the City
Written 8 May 2021
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Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 2 June 2021
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Supermario101
Canberra, Australia634 contributions
Somber visit
May 2021 • Solo
Full museum, somber visit, honouring but not glorifying war. Interesting exhibits.
It’s possible to climb to top great for views of the city and surrounds.
Free entry.
Written 2 May 2021
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia32,196 contributions
An experience
Apr. 2021
The Shrine of Remebrance is an awesome place! We have been here in the past and have had the opportunity to visit again recently. The grounds approaching the building are an incredibly fantastic site on their own. Inside it is a very moving experience. You can't go to Melbourne and not visit the Shrine.
Written 24 April 2021
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gameranger
Johannesburg, South Africa271 contributions
Very well put together,a deserving sanctuary to honour the fallen
Mar. 2021
Clean, tidy , befitting the somberness needed to honour those fallen fighting fo freedom under the flag of their county, Australia. A grest tribute to the very many who have fallen over time in countless and far flung battlefields.
Written 19 March 2021
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Jas
Sydney, Australia8 contributions
Respect
Mar. 2021
Don’t miss the mini museum downstairs! We almost did. Great place. Great history. Nice views back along Swanson street. Easy to get to from the CBd with an easy tram ride. Just don’t forget to buy a tram ticket, we thought the trams were free everywhere. Apparently not.
Written 16 March 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,649 contributions
Hope Great War would end all wars was sadly flawed
Mar. 2021
The Shrine of Remembrance has been a feature of Victorian civic life since Remembrance Day (11 Nov) 1934, when it was opened. Sadly, the Great War was not a War to End All Wars, and now the Shrine commemorates World War II and numerous other conflicts and peacekeeping exercises. The Shrine is a magnificent piece of architecture, no-one who sees it will forget it. It rewards close inspection.
Written 10 March 2021
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