Shrine of Remembrance
Join the Shrine Tour and learn the fascinating stories behind Australia’s first national war memorial. The Shrine is like no other building, in appearance or origins. It has both an immense cultural and heritage significance, and a compelling history. The Shrine was originally built to honour the men and women who served in the First World War. Today the monument recognises more than a century of service by Victorians and Australians in conflicts from the 1850s to the present day.
As your professional tour guide leads you through this enthralling site, exploring the classically inspired architecture, this grand structure slowly reveals its secrets and uncovers an array of concealed meanings and symbology. On the Shrine Tour you are invited to experience the Ray of Light ceremony in the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary, take in magnificent views of Melbourne from the balcony and immerse yourself in the evocative and moving stories of Victorians in times of conflict within the galleries. Throughout your Shrine Tour you will come to appreciate why this great building holds such an important place in Australian history.
Tram: Number 3, 3a, 5, 6,16, 58, 64, 67 or 72 Open: Daily, 10am to 5pm (closed Good Friday and Christmas Day) Shrine Tours: Depart daily from the Visitor Centre, 11am and 12.45pm Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne t 9661 8100 w shrine.org.au Find us on: