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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where Victorians have been coming since 1934 to honour the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping. Enter the Shrine and experience the quiet solitude of the Sanctuary where hundreds of thousands pay their respects each year. All visitors are invited to participate in a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the Ray of Light re-enactment. Surrounded by the Shrine Reserve, the Shrine is elevated, overlooking the city of Melbourne within 13 hectares of beautiful parkland. Enjoy stunning views of the Reserve and many of Melbourne's landmarks from the balcony of the Shrine. Explore the monuments and memorials throughout the Reserve, including the Gallipoli Memorial, as well as the many remembrance trees dedicated to Victorian service units from the Boer War onwards. The Eternal Flame on the Second World War Forecourt symbolises eternal life for those who have served. The Ray of Light ceremony is central to the experience of the Shrine of Remembrance. A ray of natural sunlight passes through an aperture in the ceiling of the Sanctuary and falls onto the Stone of Remembrance over the word "love" at precisely 11.00 am on 11 November each year. This is the moment when the armistice was signed in 1918 marking the end of hostilities in the First World War. The ceremony is now reproduced every half hour using electric light to allow all visitors to the Shrine to experience it. The Shrine also has an extensive permanent and temporary exhibition space. The Galleries of Remembrance is a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space beneath the Shrine. Over 850 objects illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice. A highlight of the exhibition is the SS Devanha lifeboat, a Gallipoli landing boat on loan from the collection of the Australian War Memorial. The Devanha carried soldiers of the 12th Battalion and the 3rd Field Ambulance into Anzac Cove on the morning of 25 April 1915.
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St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A really nice place to give a calm walk in the middle of Melbourne. Beautiful monuments sorrounded by green areas. The historic sense of the place makes the visit even better!

Thank Juan A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another really interesting part of Melbourne is seeing the respect for the war dead captured in this shrine and it's surroundings. Do take time to walk up to the top and survey the city all around too.

Thank Bluden
Reviewed 4 days ago

The impressive Shrine of Remembrance is Victoria's war memorial. It sits at an elevation overlooking Melbourne. Its main entrance resembles that of a classical Greek edifice. The structure itself is worth visiting; the historical significance of the relics it holds is invaluable.

Thank hoper88
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visible from major city icons - Flinders St station, Fed Square etc as it was designed to be - you can take a tram or walk. 1.3 kms direct route from the above places. (Note - Shrine is outside the city free zone tram ride)....More

Thank Traveller88Melbourne
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not a fan of glorifying war and the army, but this is definitely beautiful if you’re into these things!

Thank M'sieu P
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was interesting to see (there are other ones in big cities in Australia) but nothing special. You can combine this place with Skydeck or Royal Botanic Gardens since they are quite close

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 5 days ago

Moving experience, thought provoking even on a warm summer afternoon, good to see all campaigns covered, including those which were previously controversial

Thank david B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It's okay. If you are big into history, you would like it s lot. We stopped by on our tour. 30 min was enough for me.

Thank Jana S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stunning remembrance parade,saluting the fallen in all theatres,amazing colours from the crocheted poppies to the parade and fly past.well worth a visit in Melbourne

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is certainly one event that everyone should experience. The mood, the lighting and silence throughout the service is especially moving. The shrine of remembrance is a short stroll past the gardens along St.Kilda Rd or if you prefer the tram it will place you...More

Thank Asia4me_1
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Mohit T
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
Free to look around.
13 December 2016|
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Response from muraritodi | Reviewed this property |
They are normally open on all days except Christmas day.
10 July 2015|
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Response from greecefan57 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry although been to Israel, it was only on a day visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem so don't know that area. However good luck with your walk.