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Address: St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
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Visit the Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne's most iconic landmark, where...

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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Look out for a garden tour of the Shrine of Melbourne and you will learn of the men and women in who's honour the plantings were made. More revealing, however, is where each plant... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Look out for a garden tour of the Shrine of Melbourne and you will learn of the men and women in who's honour the plantings were made. More revealing, however, is where each plant and tree came from and why they were chosen. Many came from the same battlefields where the men and women were deployed and serve as a... More 

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Free to enter this is such a fitting remembrance tribute. Its in a beautiful location near the botanical gardens and only a short walk from the centre of the city. There is a great view (and photo opportunity) of the city skyline from the parapet and in the basement area of the building itself is an excellent museum. A great... More 

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From less than 3 storey-ancient marvellous architectural building, you're able to take in the whole city from one place, what more could you ask for. The place is set as a remembrance hall for those who fell victim in wars and paying tribute to them was an honour. Didn't expect to see such marvellous view at all

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here several times on our visit to Melbourne from the UK as there was so much information in the gallery areas on all the wars and conflicts past and present . Staff were most helpful and informative .

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Wonderful spot to reflect, take in breezes , flags, grandeur and gardens.. climb to the top and attend the 3 Minute service that Is top of hour and at the 1/2 hour beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Shrine of Remembrance is part from a big Remenbrance part in Melbourne. In this park are a lot of trees planted as Remembring to the soldiers in earlier wars. At the Shrine is very impressing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The displays and films shown are informative. The history of Australia's involvement in various wars is presented well and in an engaging way. Walk up to the parapet for sweeping views of the the Melbourne skyline.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Shrine of Remembrance is located just a 10 minute walk from the centre of Melbourne and Flinders Street station. It is situated close to the Botanical Gardens, and set with a lovely tree lined avenue up to the main stair entrance. There are volunteer guides/helpers to impart their great knowledge in an enthusiastic manner. From the top of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a good place to visit, so much to see, when you are here. The displays inside are a must see. The staff were so friendly and helpful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I didn't expect to find this shrine to be so moving. The brief ceremony where the light moves across the floor and the description of what the ANZAC troops and their loved ones left behind will stay with us for a long time.

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