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Shrine of Remembrance

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The Shrine of Remembrance is one of the largest 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 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:

To help you better appreciate the “Shrine of Remembrance” and the “Galleries of Remembrance” the following guides will be helpful:


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Photo Credit: 1) Photographs by Gnangarra… [CC BY 2.5 au (], via Wikimedia Commons