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Shrine of Remembrance

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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. All visitors are invited to participate in a Remembrance Ceremony featuring the Ray of Light re-enactment, conducted every half an hour from 10.30am.

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, as well as the many remembrance trees dedicated to Victorian service units from the First World War onwards.

The Shrine's extensive permanent and temporary exhibition spaces illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations. The Galleries of Remembrance feature over 800 objects from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.

Free guided tours of the Shrine and Shrine Reserve take place daily, departing from the Visitor Centre at 11:00am and 2:00pm. The Galleries of Remembrance are open daily, last entry 4:30pm.

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Facilities:
  • Coach parking
  • Interactive centre
  • Public toilet
Opening hours:
  • Daily
    10:00am - 5:00pm
Memberships:
  • Museums Australia
Accessibility:

  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf