Built in 1934, the Shrine is the Victorian state memorial to Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations throughout our nation’s history. Experience a multi-layered journey rich in meaning and symbology. Enter the building’s classical interior and discover the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breathtaking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. Immerse yourself in the real-life stories of Australians in global conflicts, with over 800 artworks, historical artefacts and personal effects featured in the Galleries of Remembrance. Free guided tours depart daily at 11am and 2pm from the Visitor Centre. Plan to visit Shrine of Remembrance during your Melbourne vacation using our convenient Melbourne day trip planner.
Shrine of Remembrance Tours
Melbourne City Sights Morning Tour with Optional Yarra Cruise BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $39
Duration: 5 hours
Half-Day Melbourne City Tour Including Yarra River Cruise From Melbourne BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $71
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Shrine of Remembrance: Tour and a Tiffin BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $46
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Shrine of Remembrance Reviews
I walked in with no expectations, and the museum is pretty great. It looks similar to the Abraham Lincoln memorial (in the USA) but on a smaller scale. However, there is an actual museum underneath wi... more »
We stumbled across the shrine by chance when leaving the botanic gardens. Very glad we did, we were in absolute awe. The sheer size and scale and beauty of this magnificent building is a fitting tribu... more »
A very well done public memorial. Don’t miss the exhibits downstairs for decades of Australia history all free of charge! And make sure to check out the demonstration of the ceremony (I forget the exact name) of what the light does on Veterans Day.
Great place to roam around with someone passionate about war history. Its open until 5 on weekdays. But if you just want to take a picture outside you can go anytime. City view from the top is amazing and nice place to hangout with friends.
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