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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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+61 3 9661 8100
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Awesome place to visit. This place not only is it an important and informative place but it is also a great area. This is awe inspiring and makes you stand back and reflect on life and think of all the people who have given their...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

My father's name is in the book of remembrance inside the Shrine, so it is a very special place to me. Also his RAF Squadron 10 has a tree with a plaque and we always go there Anzac Day. "Lest we forget" RAF Sq.10 was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

What am I talking about you might ask? How can that enormous Greek building dominating St Kilda Rd be a hidden gem? However, I am, of course talking about the wonderful museum hidden away beneath - it is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Last here 25 years ago and although outwardly the edifice appears the same, the impact has changed somewhat over the years. A vast array of peoples here on the Saturday afternoon we visited, and everyone will take away their own observations. I don't recall seeing...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

There was so much to see and learn. We didn't have enough time to get through everything we wanted. A lot of people visiting this place

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is close to town and well worth a visit. Great views from the outside. But it’s the interior that I thought was really cool. And very moving as well.

Thank Paul T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apart from a great view it is an interesting historical visit. It is worth the climb up the steps. Make sure you have your camera.

Thank Cathirene
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely visit to the shrine. Beautifully displayed museum underneath and very interesting. The gardens around are extremely well cared for. Really enjoyed spending time there. Not a place for small children. Prams ok etc.

Thank Beryl A
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we where out for a walk came across this. Very moving as they played the last post while we where inside. Reading the plaques about the lone pine where inspiring

Thank Jude B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a rare find in royal botanical gardens. It has unique Architecture and features. It looks like you are in Greece. There is observation running every half hour. You can climb up the stair to the balcony to see the Melbourne city and st...More

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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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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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