What can you see at the Shrine of Remembrance?

What can you see at the Shrine of Remembrance?

The Shrine is Victoria’s national memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Australians in war and peacekeeping. Explore Melbourne’s iconic landmark to find peaceful reflection, discover the real-life stories of Australians in wartime and view breathtaking vistas of the memorial gardens and Melbourne.

What is the Shrine of Remembrance used for?

The Shrine of Remembrance was founded in 1934 as the National War Memorial of Victoria. Our purpose, vision, mission and people are at the heart of everything we do. The Shrine’s enduring purpose is to be a memorial honouring the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, peacemaking and peacekeeping.

How much does it cost for the Shrine of Remembrance?

Admission to the Shrine is free and no tickets or bookings are required.

Is Shrine of Remembrance free?

Entry to the Shrine is free. Delve deeper into the Shrine by joining a 45-minute tour, led by an expert guide. Discover the fascinating history of this monument born by grief after the First World War, which now provides a place of remembrance for Australian service and sacrifice in all wars since.

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Why was the shrine of Remembrance built in Victoria?

Shrine of Remembrance. It was built to honour the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now 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) and is one of the largest war memorials in Australia.

What can I buy at the shrine of Remembrance?

We offer a diverse range of books, DVDs, ceremonial merchandise, collectible items and souvenirs. All proceeds fund the development and delivery of education programs which honour the service and sacrifice of Australians in war and peacekeeping.

Who was the founder of the shrine of Remembrance?

The dedication ceremony for the Shrine of Remembrance. Over 300,000 people were in attendance, approximately a third of Melbourne’s population at the time. The foundation stone was laid on 11 November 1927, by the Governor of Victoria, Lord Somers.

How tall is the shrine of Remembrance in London?

Inside the Shrine is the Sanctuary, a high vaulted space entered by four tall portals of Classical design. A simple entablature is carried on sixteen tall fluted Ionic columns and supports a frieze with twelve relief panels sculptured by Lyndon Dadswell, depicting the armed services at work and in action during World War I.