The Shrine of Remembrance is the war memorial of Victoria and one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks. It was opened in 1934 to commemorate First World War veterans, and now honours all Australians who have served their country.
Within the stately monument, visitors can find peaceful reflection in the Sanctuary, where the iconic Ray of Light illuminates the commemorative stone every half hour as it does naturally at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month each year (Remembrance Day).
Set in the building’s undercroft, the Galleries of Remembrance feature over 800 artworks, historical artefacts—including an original Gallipoli landing boat—and personal effects that illustrate the experiences of Australians in war and peacekeeping operations from the 1850s to today.
The Balcony offers breathtaking vistas of Melbourne and oversees the Shrine’s 13-hectare Reserve and Second World Memorial Forecourt where the Eternal Flame has burned since 1954.
All are welcome to observe The Last Post Service every Sunday at 4:45pm, complete with buglers, bagpipers and Shrine Guard in historic uniform.
Free Shrine Kids activity cards are available every day from the Visitor Centre.
Guided tours run daily on the hour (except midday).
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