Australian War Memorial
The Australian War Memorial opened in 1941 and is Australia’s national memorial to those Australians who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Australian War Memorial’s purpose is to “commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war”, and the Memorial’s mission is “to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society”. The Memorial is located in Australia’s capital city, Canberra.
The Australian War Memorial is a listed on the National Heritage Register and has been named by TripAdvisor as the number one landmark in Australian and the South Pacific for 2016. Within the Memorial is a commemorative area (the shrine) which includes the Hall of Memory, an eternal flame and the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier. The walls surrounding the commemorative area are enscribed with the names of Australia’s war dead. The Memorial also contains a world-class museum and a Research Centre (the archives). The Australian War Memorial is widely renowned as a great Australian Landmark and, as such, attracted more than 1.14 million visitors in 2015.
Here at AustraliaInfo, we believe that the Australian War Memorial is one of the Australian landmarks that should definitely be on your list of things to do in Australia. If you wish to visit this great Australian landmark, you will be pleased to know that the Memorial is open every day from 10am-5pm (excluding Christmas Day), entry is free (gold coin donation is welcome), and parking is available on site. Free guided tours are also available at various times throughout the day.
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Lest we forget.