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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  • Thought 2 hour ticket would be a rush. If you move along yourself or take a tour it is possible. Refurbishment not to much of a bother but some exhibits are not open every day. 
    Thought 2 hour ticket would be a rush. If you move along yourself or take a tour it is possible. Refurbishment not to much of a bother but some exhibits are not open every day.  more »
  • An imposing and at the same time a somewhat confronting look at Australia's involvment in both warfare and peace keeping missions. A must do visit if you are in Canberra. We were there for hours... 
    An imposing and at the same time a somewhat confronting look at Australia's involvment in both warfare and peace keeping missions. A must do visit if you are in Canberra. We were there for hours...  more »
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  • Absolutely amazing! Was in Canberra temporarily for a quick stop-over and decided to grab a tour around the War Memorial. I was not disappointed! I am a huge history fanatic, especially when it comes to World War 1 and 2, along with the incredible vehicles that resulted from them. I found every single aspect of the museum awe-inspiring, five stars for sure! 👍😄
  • Best museum I have ever been to. The layout is very organic, there are plenty of quiet places to stop and take a moment and the displays are informative, engaging and respectful. Some of the content is emotional (to be expected) but everything is handled in such a lovely way. I would highly recommend that you allocate two visits so you can really take your time and soak it all in. We visited with a 3 year old and while the Memorial is very child friendly, shorter is better. We are looking forward to checking out the new children's space on our next trip.

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