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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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Always an amazing experience inside and out with lovely walks around botanical gardens next door. Recommend at mid afternoon on any day.

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Always an amazing experience inside and out with lovely walks around botanical gardens next door. Recommend at mid afternoon on any day.

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Make the time to see this. If you are lucky enough to be there at the right time to see the sun shine down inside the Shrine. Very moving place.

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The Shrine is an incredible dedication to the fallen in war. It is set out very well, an excellent exhibition of history and showcases many amazing stories of bravery by men and women. The space is very solemn and allow for great reflection. It's only a 15 to 30 min walk from city cbd.

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We were in Melbourne for a long weekend and decided to visit the Shrine of Remembrance as it was the weekend prior to Anzac Day. We were extremely impressed with its displays and detailed history dating back to the 1860's and spent over an 1 1/2 studying areas related more to Victoria which we found very interesting. We were impressed... More 

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This a very grand memorial to soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice the First World War. It an interesting and beautiful building in a park setting. We stopped here as part of a city tour. We thought we’d only be 15 minutes, and leave the tour early. In fact, we were nearly an hour. Regardless of political leanings or... More 

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Walking inside stole my breathe away. As you looked up to see the inside of the pyramid top, it was just quite a sight. Making a quick trip here wouldn't hurt

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Wonderful quick ceremony that makes you reflect and appreciate those who sacrifice their lives for the freedom of others

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Initially a memorial to the fallen soldiers from Australia in World War 1. I believe it also honors fallen soldiers from more recent wars. It is located on a hill. There are several walled structures outside the shrine. The views from the top of the shrine are very good.

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It is a special place and the view to the city on the top is wonderful. However personally I don't like any memory of wars and it is what this place about

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This is amazing to see all the exhibits and also a very emotional experience. They have the different wars displayed in different sections.

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