Anzac Memorial
Anzac Memorial
4.5
Military MuseumsHistoric SitesArchitectural Buildings
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Anzac Memorial, in Sydney's Hyde Park, is NSW's principal memorial to all Australians who have served in the Defence Force. The Memorial building in both its original and its extended form is a work of art and remarkable piece of architecture. It is a physical expression of the spirit and legend of the Anzacs and a place of comfort for those who have lost loved ones. Exhibition and interpretation spaces allow the Anzac Memorial to illustrate the evolution of Australian military service while focusing on NSW stories. The detailed storytelling within the new Exhibition Gallery complements the quiet spaces and symbols of the original Memorial building. A free virtual tour of the '1945: From Hot War to Cold War' exhibition can be taken by visitors, accessed via the Anzac Memorial's website. The Anzac Memorial has limited opening hours at present, please visit the website for further details. Admission to the Memorial is free.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
How to get there
  • Museum • 2 min walk
  • Town Hall • 6 min walk
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,494 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Moving tribute to our servicemen and women. Very easy to access from Museum train station. While visiting also check out the lovely Hyde park
Written 3 June 2024
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vickiebypass
Stamford, CT297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
The memorial was built in the mid-1930s and has a blocky “reaching to the skies” art deco look . This was a surprise. It’s not huge; the top floor is mostly a space for silent contemplation and the names of various battles and locations where ANZAC forces operated during World War I were carved into the walls. The docents were both talkative and informative. The ground floor had very interesting exhibit about the royal Australian Navy (RAN) with photos from veterans, lots of ships’ crests, and some uniforms.

The lower floor, which I ran out of time for, was fascinating. I needed another hour there and will try to go back. They have a very large exhibit of Australian forces throughout the ages up to current times; they were involved in places I never would’ve thought of like Fiji, what looks like desert storm, and desert locations. Lots of uniforms with explanations; stories of individuals; medals; a great photo video section of the forces in action from the 1960s forward. I had to hurry through this section. I was about to head out because they were closing in 10 minutes and realized I had missed probably one of the most significant aspects of the memorial – the circular area of the lower floor contained samples of soil from every Australian town where Australian military who had died during World War I lived. The circle is filled with narrow marble slabs engraved with the name of the town and set into the marble is a clear circular disc maybe 3 inches wide by 1 inch deep that contains the soil. And they’re in alphabetic order. The soil differences in color, graininess, etc. was really interesting. Then in the center of the room on the floor was a large circle with the names of battle locations where Australians died and a soil sample from each of them; some of them have no soil, and the docent explained that was because the governments of those countries said (in essence) “you invaded us, we didn’t ask you here, our people died, and we are not giving you any soil (Vietnam and Afghanistan)”. I would’ve liked to spend more time there, so will try to get back.
Written 18 April 2024
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ella020
United Kingdom324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This memorial is a icon that symbolizes the importance of an area you can pay your respects to the ANZAC regiment who fought for king and country. A free tour and a worthwhile visit if in Sydney.
Written 12 November 2023
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reeceyb
Chichester, UK1,693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
This was a great place to come and see once again how to remember the people that fought for your country and freedoms they afforded us all
Written 17 October 2023
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EGRoss85
Dumfries and Galloway, UK97 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
I thought this was just a memorial but it’s so much more. A museum with real history and the experiences made real by stories and items included.
Fabulous art deco architecture.
Just loved it.
Written 13 October 2023
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Yvonne B
Sydney, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Free guided tour was so worthwhile and informative. Did YOU know that Australia’s first battle against Germany was in PNG?
Very moving ceremony at 11am, very memorable visit.
Written 5 August 2023
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Johnstanno
Singapore, Singapore509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Without expectation, we enter the memorial and spent about 45mins here learning about history. Clean toilet is available too. If you are in Hyde Park, why not visit this place. It is free anyway.
Written 9 July 2023
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Hotairballoon
Paris, France57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Solo
Took my breath away. The sheer weight of the atmosphere pulls you down and the statue you first see when you walk up the steps, so sad
Written 5 May 2023
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Marty ..
Ballina, Australia3,138 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
As an ex active service Sapper .. everytime I visit Sydney , I try to visit the ANZAC Memorial

Funded by donations .. & built to commemorate Defence Force members from NSW , who served during the Great War / WW2

The unique ANZAC Memorial , stands overlooking Hyde Park
Written 17 April 2023
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mike eds
wales175 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
If you’re tourist which we were, we stumbled on this place by accident whilst out exploring. May I suggest better marketing of what’s inside being given outside as there’s little information showing what’s inside which is a shame as it’s well worth a visit and it’s a lot bigger than you may think.
Great informative place offering Australias role in conflict across different wars. A good insight into certain individuals, teams, infantries and the parts they played in several conflicts.
Lots of things to see, read and listen to. Well worth a visit
Written 15 March 2023
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