Shrine of Remembrance
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
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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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  • Alison S
    North Yorkshire, United Kingdom88 contributions
    Visit to Shine of Remembrance
    Walked to Shrine of Remembrance from Melbourne CBD about 20 mins. The Royal Botanical Gardens are also next door. This is a free attraction. Stewards were very informative. Walk through to Crypt and then up lots of stairs to the viewing balcony with great views of Melbourne. There is also a lift up. We’ll worth a visit.
    Thanks for sharing your review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited December 2022
    Written 12 December 2022
  • Wesley C
    Tucson, Arizona9,878 contributions
    Honoring the Sacrifice of New Zealand's Fallen Soldiers
    Beautiful tribute honoring the sacrifice of New Zealand's Fallen from all wars up to the present. Foundation stone was laid in 1927 -- opened in 1934. Annual observances on Anzac Day (Apr 25) and Remembrance Day (Nov 11). One of the largest war memorials in Australia. Has Eternal Flame in front.
    Thank you for your visit and review. The Shrine honours all those who have served and sacrificed, including the special relationship between Australian and New Zealand forces, exemplified in the ANZAC legend.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited November 2022
    Written 13 January 2023
  • Helen & Rob
    Adelaide, Australia47 contributions
    BRILLIANT
    Well worth seeing. We walked from Southbank passing all the other statues etc. leading up to it. Then you get the WOW factor of seeing it in the distance and walking up to it. Was nice to walk in it really feel the ambiance of it all. Highly Recommend visiting this Shrine.
    Thanks for your review. The journey to the Shrine itself is indeed memorable: St Kilda Road is one of the world's great boulevards, with the Shrine the jewel in its crown. We hope to see you again.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited January 2023
    Written 29 January 2023
  • Ronald S
    Fort Worth, Texas49 contributions
    Historic museum
    Museum and crypt is well worth a visit. Lots of history about the Victorian military from WWI to Afghanistan. Docents are on hand to explain the exhibits, flags and uniforms. Especially chilling was the Gallipoli exhibit with momentous of the struggle in Crimea. Nice observation deck gives great views of Melbourne.
    Thank you for your visit and for sharing your experience at our museum and crypt. We're delighted to hear that you found it well worth the visit and that it provided you with a wealth of history about the Victorian military, spanning from WWI to Afghanistan. Our volunteer guides play a crucial role in bringing the exhibits, flags, and uniforms to life, and we're pleased to know that they enhanced your visit. We're glad you also enjoyed the observation deck with its great views of Melbourne. Thank you for your visit, and we hope to welcome you back for more enriching experiences in the future.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 February 2023
  • Big-A-Leics
    Langham, United Kingdom173 contributions
    Quiet, reflective and dignified salute to fallen servicemen and women of Victoria
    Put aside a good two hours to visit this wonderful shrine. The lighting is subdued, the exhibits fascinating. The volunteers are knowledgeable and genuinely interested in passing on their knowledge. There is a relaxed reverence to the building and its contents. It’s a marvellous tribute to the fallen servicemen and women of Victoria. It’s free to enter too.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughtful and detailed review of the Shrine of Remembrance. We agree 2 hours is a good amount of time to set aside for a visit to fully explore the Shrine. Our volunteers are a wealth of knowledge - we're pleased you had such a great experience.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 February 2023
  • bookjd
    248 contributions
    Beautiful Museum and Remembrance Memorial
    We stumbled onto the Shrine of Remembrance thinking we would spend a few minutes at the grounds and inside. We spend over 90 mins just in the museum. Great exhibit and provided so much history in a very approachable and interesting manner. My husband and I agreed it was one of the best cultural museums we visited. I would highly recommend giving this the time it deserves. So much history and such a good experience. I really came away with a better understanding of Australian history.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at the Shrine of Remembrance. It's heartening to hear that your visit exceeded your expectations and that you spent so much time engrossed in the museum's exhibits. We're thrilled to learn that you found the museum's approach to history both approachable and interesting, and your endorsement as one of the best cultural museums you've visited is truly appreciated. Understanding Australian history, particularly through the lens of the sacrifices made by its people, is a valuable takeaway from your visit. We appreciate your recommendation to others to give the Shrine the time it deserves to fully appreciate its rich history and moving exhibits. Thank you for visiting and for sharing your impressions with us.
    Written 24 September 2023
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    Visited January 2023
    Written 23 February 2023
  • Joyman L
    Perth, Australia1,513 contributions
    Informative museum
    Visited in Feb 2023 Easily accessible via the tram (Myki required as it is outside the Free tram zone) approx. 5min walk, the Shrine of Remembrance is located next to the Royal Botanical Gardens. Despite the size of the shrine, it houses a museum downstairs, a memorial, cafe and gift shop and even a lookout at the top. Entry is free and it is definitely worth a look and remember.
    Thanks for your review. Indeed many are surprised by the expansive gallery spaces underneath the monument.
    Written 24 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 4 March 2023
  • Jochen
    Kildare, Ireland6 contributions
    Fitting tribute
    Beautiful building in a beautiful park, a fitting tribute to Australia’s fighting men & women. You could spend hours here reading all the information @ watching all the videos. And the views from the balcony are sublime
    We agree - the view is hard to beat! Thanks for visiting.
    Written 30 April 2023
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    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 March 2023
  • abvwilson
    Bexleyheath, United Kingdom25 contributions
    Worth paying extra for the guided tour!
    I visited the Shrine of Remembrance on 17.03.2023. We arrived just before 4pm and went on the last guided tour of the day with Michael. I am so glad we chose to do this! The tour costs $20 dollars for an adult ticket, which may sound steep but was in my opinion very worth it. The cost of the tour also goes directly back in to the education centre at the Shrine for school children. Michael gave a thorough and very detailed tour, covering how the Shrine came to be, it’s very specific and well thought out design/location and the Shrine’s significance. Michael talked a lot about Australia’s involvement in the First World War, which was a lot more than I realised (I am not from Australia) and was very interesting. So much of the information covered is things we would not have known about had we not done the tour, as I don’t believe the information is displayed/explained in such detail around the site. The tour lasts for 45 minutes, but there is a lot the tour does not cover as there simply is not the time. If you decide to do the tour, I would recommend going earlier than your time slot as there is a museum element you don’t get to see otherwise. The tour also does not go up to the balcony so you would need to allocate time to do this separately. I cannot recommend this tour enough.
    Thank you for your visit and for your review. It's wonderful you got so much out of your experience at the Shrine. Your kind words have been passed on to Michael.
    Written 30 April 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2023
  • marriott946
    London, United Kingdom668 contributions
    Touching
    Originally built to honour the fallen of Victoria it is now a memorial to all fallen Australians in all conflicts. A wonderful building which houses a small museum. Simple to navigate and set in a wonderful peaceful park. I felt proud to have visited.
    Thank you for visiting and for taking a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made by so many.
    Written 24 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 March 2023
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Scott T
1 contribution
Oct. 2023 • Friends
Brilliantly done , tour was worth it as it gave you more of the history around the shrine the displays were great
Written 28 November 2023
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lkamphuis
Gold Coast, Australia1,284 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Couples
We hadn’t done this visit for many many years and we were staying nearby so did the tour A wow are we glad we did !!
It’s so well done and truly respectful of our fallen soldiers and those who served
Amazing views and definitely worth a visit
Written 27 November 2023
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Karen D
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Highly recommend this tour. It was interesting, moving & very informative.
Having said that a reasonable amount of fitness is required to manage the stairs to climb to the top of the shrine. Well worth it though as the view is amazing from each side of the shrine.
Written 19 October 2023
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Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that you had an informative and moving experience during your tour at the Shrine of Remembrance. We understand that the stairs to the top can be a bit of a challenge, but we're thrilled to know you found it well worth the effort for the incredible views. In future, if you'd prefer to take the lift up to the Sanctuary, you are more than welcome to. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back for more inspiring visits in the future.
Written 7 November 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,584 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Couples
This is a truly fitting name for what it is and what it stands for this place is amazing both in purpose and architecture the whole place is brilliant inside and out and the staff were incredibly friendly
Written 12 October 2023
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Thank you for your heartfelt review! We're so glad that you appreciate the significance of the Shrine and its mission. We're equally pleased that you found the architecture and the overall experience amazing. Our dedicated staff are always eager to ensure our visitors have a positive and informative visit. We hope you'll return to explore more of what the Shrine has to offer.
Written 7 November 2023
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Belinda F
Perth16 contributions
Very knowledgeable staff with a well organised tour and plenty of stories to share along the way. So much to see and do while you’re there.
Written 25 September 2023
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We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and our guided tour, and thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience.
Written 7 November 2023
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Linda B
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Aug. 2023 • Friends
I am from Melbourne and took a UK friend for a visit to the National Gallery and then Shrine. I must say I was very impressed. I have not been to The Shrine for at least 30years. The building has been renovated and revamped … the exhibitions were very informative about Australia’s participation in world wars. The view from the balcony of Melbourne made me very proud to be a Melbournian. The skyline was fabulous. Well worth the effort … most of all free!
Written 23 August 2023
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Thank you for your glowing review of your recent visit to the Shrine in Melbourne. We're thrilled you found the exhibitions informative and enjoyed the renovated spaces. We're proud to offer free access to these cultural treasures. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Written 24 September 2023
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ajrenca
San Jose, CA53 contributions
Jun. 2023
I booked 2 tickets online for a group tour but surprisingly enough, my husband and I discovered we were the only participants on the tour so we were treated to a private tour. Our tour guide was named Dominic and he was very informative about the military history of Australia. Since this was the first day of our first trip to Australia, Dominic also gave us a lot of information about the city of Melbourne in general. It was interesting to learn about the history of the shrine and the significance of Anzac Day for all Australians. I think this shrine is very meaningful and a wonderful tribute to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We also saw fabulous views of the city from the top level. I highly recommend a visit to this Shrine for anyone visiting Melbourne.
Written 11 August 2023
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Thank you for sharing your fantastic experience with us. We're thrilled to hear that you and your husband had such an enjoyable private tour with Dominic. It's wonderful to know that he provided you with insightful information about Australia's military history and the city of Melbourne. The Shrine holds deep significance for all Australians, and we're glad to hear that you found it meaningful and a fitting tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The panoramic views of the city from the top level are indeed spectacular and offer a unique perspective of Melbourne. We truly appreciate your recommendation and are honored that you chose to visit the Shrine on the first day of your trip to Australia. Should you ever return to Melbourne, we would be delighted to welcome you back for another memorable experience.
Written 24 September 2023
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larochelle
6 contributions
Aug. 2023
History attached to this place, do not miss it. This is a memory place, i recommend for sure and it is so nice to look around
Written 7 August 2023
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We greatly appreciate your positive feedback and recommendation. The history associated with this place is indeed profound, and we're thrilled to hear that you found it to be a memorable and meaningful destination. Thank you for taking the time to explore and appreciate all that it has to offer. We hope to welcome you back again soon.
Written 24 September 2023
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BubsandCo
Edinburgh, UK208 contributions
May 2023
What a moving experience; grateful that we visited as we had been recommended to do. Suggest you plan to spend more time there than you think you'll need. There is so much material to consider inside the shrine building.
Written 11 July 2023
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We're deeply moved by your words and grateful that you chose to visit based on a recommendation. It's true that the Shrine offers a wealth of historical material and stories to explore, and we appreciate your suggestion to plan for ample time - we suggest 1-2 hours. Your appreciation for the experience means a lot to us, and we hope you'll return to delve even deeper into its rich history.
Written 24 September 2023
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Lucie C
1 contribution
Jun. 2023 • Couples
This should be on everyone's itinerary when visiting Melbourne. Very informative guide who could answer any questions we had. We had no idea on the history of the building and the true signifiance on the Victorian people
Written 5 July 2023
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Thank you for your enthusiastic endorsement of our destination. We're thrilled to hear that you believe a visit to the Shrine should be a part of everyone's Melbourne itinerary. It's wonderful to know that our informative guide helped shed light on the history and significance of this landmark, enriching your experience. We look forward to welcoming more curious minds like yours in the future.
Written 24 September 2023
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