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Shrine of Remembrance Tours

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Shrine of Remembrance
Stark and solemn, the Shrine of Remembrance is Melbourne’s memorial for all Australians who fought in a war.

The Shrine was originally built to remember those who fought in World War One and is now open to the public for commemoration and education about all Australian victims of war. Permanent exhibitions show medals awarded to soldiers and records of service men and women. Temporary exhibitions and free daily tours at 11am and 2pm also allow visitors a chance to expand their understanding of Australia’s involvement in international conflicts.

The unique shrine is easily recognised by the two identical porticoes supported by eight Doric columns and topped with a pyramidal roof inspired by an ancient Mausoleum. The result of combining the Athenian and Turkish architectural designs in a bold white structure is nothing short of stunning.

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Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance is located off St Kilda Road, within the King’s Domain Parkland. It can be reached within 20 minutes when walking from the city centre.  Trams southbound from Flinders Street Station stop near the Shrine, along St Kilda Road. Also, Stop 13 for the Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle is nearby.

Opening hours are 10am and 5pm daily, with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas Day when it is closed. On ANZAC Day, the Shrine hosts a dawn service at 6am, an ANZAC march at 9am and a commemorative service at 1pm.

Shrine entry is free, but donations are encouraged. A gold coin donation will also allow visitors to lay a poppy in respect. Etiquette requires visitors to remove hats inside, turn off mobile phones and keep food and drinks outside.

The onsite Visitor’s Centre offers maps and advice, and the Shrine of Remembrance shops sell memorabilia.
Address: Birdwood Ave, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
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No trip to Melbourne is complete without a visit to the Shrine of Remembrance. This 75-minute guided tour takes you through the Sanctuary, Galleries, Balcony, and gardens of this sacred war memorial. Your guide will share fascinating stories about the design of the building and the lives of those it commemorates.
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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are Shrine of Remembrance hours of operation?
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Shrine of Remembrance hours of operation: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Shrine of Remembrance tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Shrine of Remembrance can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 13 Shrine of Remembrance tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Shrine of Remembrance 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Shrine of Remembrance costs USD 16.10. Guided Shrine of Remembrance tours start around USD 16.10 per person. See all 13 Shrine of Remembrance tickets and tours on Viator.
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