The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Australian War Memorial

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The Australian War Memorial is Australia’s national memorial and museums to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who served and sacrificed in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia.

The Australian War Memorial consists of : the Commemorative Area or Shrine, the Hall of Memory,  the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, the Memorial’s galleries and Museum.

Among the many historical objects in the National Museum of Australia the following are some highlights:

To help you better appreciate the Australian War Memorial, the following guides will be helpful:

Essential Facts:

  • Name:                       Australian War Memorial
  • Opened:                    1941
  • Location:                  Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • City:                          Canberra


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