Shrine of Re­mem­brance

Melbourne Official Visitor Guide - - Arts & Culture -

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:

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