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“Nostalgic, emotional and very insightful”

Australian War Memorial
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Canberra Explorer: Australia's Capital City Tour...
Ranked #1 of 257 things to do in Canberra
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Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The Australian War Memorial is at the top of my "must see" list for Canberra visitors.
It has some amazing displays of memorabilia from the various conflicts Australia has been involved in.
For me, the most striking item is a boat from the Gallipoli landings in WW1 with bullet holes clearly visible, but that is only one item from many thousands each of which has a story attached.
Touring the Memorial with a guided group is recommended, as the volunteer guides provide a different perspective on the displays, and the conditions under which the members of the Australian Defence Force have served.
I would strongly recommend allowing adequate time to visit the Memorial, with a minimum of one full day to explore the different galleries.

Thank Ken S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Quite a moving experience the time need here is well worth it
the Audio on offer at a small fee is well narrated giving one a better insight to what really went down in world War History

Thank Sonja H
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Years ago this was a solemn place with nice static exhibits.
These days however it is an interactive, multi media wonder. It retains the solemnity.. see the Last Post ceremony each evening, it is moving.
The exhibits seem to change quite a bit and it is always worthwhile going there. Spare LOTS of time as it is large!

Thank earthflute
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This memorial to our serviceman and woman is outstanding - and all Australians and visitors should make a point of visiting there.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Interesting and informative displays covering the multiple wars that Australian soldiers participated in. Displays covering different wars so you can get the full story of each war with displays and some with stories from soldiers. Planes, helicopters, and motor vehicles also on display.Memorial wall very moving.
Worth a visit but allow plenty of time as it takes a few hours to cover all the displays without having to rush.

Thank 749marieanneg
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