Australian War Memorial, Canberra

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Australian War Memorial pays tribute to Australians who fought in global conflicts. A large white building with a green dome serves as the site's focal point. It houses the commemorative area, including the Hall of Memory where the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier lies. Inside, three walls of stained glass and four walls of mosaics depict Australian servicemen and women. In an outside courtyard, a memorial pool surrounds an eternal flame. A museum and archive details Australia's military involvement around the world. Put Australian War Memorial and other Canberra attractions into our Canberra online trip itinerary builder , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • We were astonished at the numbers of people attending this daily commemoration of Australia's war dead. It is well worth the effort to go and see it.  more »
  • We were short of time so did a free guided tour - what a treat. We ended up being the only 2 in the group and our guide Tristan was a font of information. It was an excellent tour. The War Memorial is...  more »
  • My husband and two friends went to visit the memorial while I was at a meeting. All three are Vietnam Veterans, they really enjoyed their visit, it is always very moving.  more »
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  • We thought we'd go for two hours.... We were there for six! We witnessed The Last Post ceremony which was very moving. We were most impressed with all the displays & especially impressed with the staff who were all friendly, obliging & very efficient. A great day out & a very fitting tribute to all our servicemen & women. A must do when in Canberra.
  • Magnificent place. One of Canberra's (and Australia's) best and most worthwhile places to visit. Excellent museum, terrific place to understand a major chunk of Australian history. Good for all ages and interests. Highly recommended.
  • Fantastic displays and excellent 90 minute tours which I highly recommend for first time visitors. A great reminder of the sacrifices our ANZAC forebears made for our freedoms. The memorials along ANZAC Parade are also well worth the kilometre walk down towards the parliament.
  • Has to be the best museum I have ever visited. Outstanding collection of WW1 artifacts a very solemn place that will give you a better understanding of the horrors of war. Aircraft collection is small but has some you will see nowhere else.
  • The guided tours, are worth doing! I been a several times to this amazing museum and place of memories of remembrance several times. This time I did a tour and got to learn so much more. A great day out!

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