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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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Took my 10 year daughter there and spent some time looking. I explained what the memorial stood for. Oddly it was filled with Japanese tourists. Wonder if Pearl Harbor attracts them as well.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed yesterday

If you have not visited the Shrine of Remembrance before or it has been a while since your last visit make it a must see on your trip to Melbourne. The museum under the Shrine is a credit to the Trustees as it is suitable...More

Thank Bruce L
Reviewed yesterday

Have lived in Melbourne all my life ( so far ). Have visited before but never went up to the balcony. What a stunning view out over the parklands and up St.Kilda Rd.

Thank dgbint
Reviewed yesterday

the Shrine is a hidden gem of information that tells the story of what makes our country great, although we lived for many years on the back of the sheep, gold and farming. all that would not have been possible if not for the people...More

Thank Simonsopinion
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely memorial with free entry and guidance . Located in the botanical gardens and has lovely views of the city from the top level.

Thank Joel J
Reviewed 3 days ago

i always stop by here visiting Melbourne. Usually on the bicycle (hires everywhere) a short ride from the CBD, walk or hop on a tram. Wonderful sculptures nearby of soldiers and I find the shrine peaceful and moving.

Thank O2270TJmaryc
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful shrine in remembrance of those who served and died for their country. The architecture is striking and honors those who fell but will not be forgotten

Thank AveryPhipps
Reviewed 3 days ago

For persons interested in wars it has an extensive museum. The display is very tastefully presented. It is a solomn place deserving of respect to the fallen. Staff are excellent.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one place I've been coming since I was a kid. I joined the Royal Australian Navy and served for 10 years. I've done a few Anzac days marching up St Kilda Road and finishing at the Shrine of Remembrance. Take your time when...More

Thank Russ E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This memorial has free entry & is located in the Botanical Gardens. The place has lots of volunteers happy to guide you & talk you through the museum. There is lots of displays & information mainly about Victorians involvement in the wars. A fantastic memorial...More

Thank Kate N
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Mohit T
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
Free to look around.
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Response from muraritodi | Reviewed this property |
They are normally open on all days except Christmas day.
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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.