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Shrine of Remembrance

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Shrine of Remembrance

The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the most significant war memorials in Australia. It was built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, and it is today a memorial to all Australians who have served in the war. It is a site of annual observances of ANZAC Day (25 April) and Remembrance Day (11 November).

The Shrine’s undercroft has been developed into a new exhibition space, known as the “Galleries of Remembrance”. Among the many historical objects in the “Galleries of Remembrance” and the design elements of the Shrine itself, the following are highlights:

Shrine of Remembrance

  • Title:             Shrine of Remembrance
  • Established:  1934
  • Location:      Kings Domain on St Kilda Road, Melbourne
  • Address:       Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
  • Type:            War Memorial & Museum
  • Website:       http://www.shrine.org.au
  • The grounds of Shrine of Remembrance include:
    • The Shrine of Remembrance
    • The Galleries of Remembrance
      • The Victoria Cross
      • Gallery of Medals
    • The Second World War Forecourt
    • Gallipoli Memorial
    • The Legacy Garden of Appreciation
    • Remembrance Garden Post-1945 Memorial
    • Cobbers memorial
    • Driver and Wipers sculptures
    • Women’s Garden and Memorial Cairn

Shrine of Remembrance Map

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