The Shrine of Remembrance was Australia’s first national war memorial. Today, it remains an icon of cultural and heritage significance for all Australians. Built to honour the men and women who served in the First World War, this great monument recognises a century of service by Victorians and Australians in all conflicts from the 1850s to the present day.
Guided tours will start in the Visitor Centre with an orientation video about the history of the Shrine, followed by a time-lapse video of the Shrine redevelopment project. Visitors can then join a professional tour guide for a 75 minute tour of the Shrine building focusing on its architecture, symbolism, the Sanctuary, vista views of Melbourne from the balcony and the Galleries of Remembrance.
Tours not suited to children under 6 years or for people with mobility issues due to the number of stairs covered throughout the tour. Self Guided also available and Shrine Highlights Tour app available to download from iTunes.