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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

I have been meaning to visit the underground galleries beneath the Shrine and a short visit proved I will have to go back for more. A great architectural feat both above and more recently below the ground with its modern gallery to war. For those...More

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Until you have visit the Shrine, it's hard to get an understanding of the sacrifice of so many. Peace is often taken for granted and it's not until it's sacrificed for war, that it's profound importance is acknowledged. Visiting the Shrine is a humbling experience,...More

Thank jjj733
Reviewed 2 days ago

My Grandfather was an ANZAC, my Uncles, Aunt, Cousins all fought in WW1,WW2 & dedicated their lives also to National Service. I'd never been to the Shrine during the day before, I've marched wearing my Grandfathers ANZAC medals but not in Melbourne. I've visited those...More

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The walk up the hill to the Shrine is beautiful and once you're there the hill offers stunning views down St Kilda Road in both directions. There is a short ceremony honouring fallen soldiers each day that brought me to tears

Thank FleurB9999
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Being a past serving member this was an experience but great for kids and civilians to understand and learn about our history and what we stand for!

Thank pommy_dave87
Reviewed 6 days ago

One must at least spend a short time here to understand the Aussie character. At a certain hour there is a special light to honor the fallen. Walls are lined with military history. Small shop below. Most interesting to me was the purple poppy to...More

Thank Anise2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is rich with history, beautifully presented and very educational. I would recommend you visit this place not just for the information but for the feeling that you get by being is such a magnificent place.

Thank Aussie20142014
Reviewed 1 week ago

A memorial for all Australian who fought in war . For History lovers, this is the place worth visiting !

Thank abbylim1991
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really surprised by the work that has gone in to the Shrine of Remembrance. There is so much information in there about the wars. We were very impressed.

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the place! The serenity, the location the beautiful building. We went up to the top and have a nice view of Melbourne. .

Thank Ricasworld
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Free to look around.
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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.
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