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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
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a couple of hours here and we were blown away. Such an enjoyable place to visit. Definitely recommend!

Thank Kateinparadise
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A must see place if you are interested in the world wars ! Highly informative shown in a very clear manner! Modern and clean, you can tell they look after this place and so they should.

Thank Oliver H
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

After walking around the Botanic gardens definitely make a stop to visit this shrine. The actual shrine is stunning and you can walk all around the outside platform edge to get some great views of the city

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was thoroughly impressed with my experience here. This building is surrounded by beautiful gardens and the view of the Melbourne city is quite nice. I recommend you do see every part of it.

Thank Sooyon
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

...but a beautiful place to learn about and show our respect to our fallen. Solemn and peaceful. An essy walk from the City with great views over the city as a bonus.

Thank TrishFD
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Besides the great view from the top, there is a lot to see underneath. Also, a guide at the inside shrine was happy to answer questions and give information.

Thank NettyA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is rather a Memorial than a Tourist place. Remarable architecture, great City views from the top.

Thank alex2013998
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We spent over two hours looking around this monument. It is of a very high quality construction and ordered and paid for by the people of Victoria. There are to many this to see to cover here. Highly recommend you visit.

Thank henshawgn
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Originally built to honour the fallen who served in WWI, this Shine now commemorates all who have been lost in service. The Sanctuary holds a memorial stone and below the crypt contains a statue called 'Father & Son representing two generations who served in the...More

Thank Swisshen
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This took us a while to get to as we were staying the opposite side of town but we pushed through and I'm so glad we did. The views are amazing, apparently it is illegal to block the line of sight so you can see...More

Thank Louise1706
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Mohit T
20 February 2017|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
Free to look around.
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Cpjbby
13 December 2016|
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Response from muraritodi | Reviewed this property |
They are normally open on all days except Christmas day.
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927meirb
10 July 2015|
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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.
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