Australian War Memorial, Canberra

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  • Address: Treloar Crescent, Canberra, 2612, Australia
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +02-62434211
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids
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About Australian War Memorial, Canberra

There something about a war memorial that brings out feelings of patriotism and empathy in everyone. The Australian war memorial does just that and so much more; it talks about how war has shaped Australia’s identity and speaks about the valiant sacrifices made for the honour of the country. The museum is touching and memorable, with plenty of audio-visiuals packed in for special effect. The tomb of the unknown soldier has a certain melancholy attached to it that moves the visitor. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Canberra itinerary 1 day.

Australian War Memorial Information

  • Disabled friendly.
  • Free 90 minute tour of the highlights of the memorial available on site.

How To reach Australian War Memorial by Public Transport

  • Regular bus services run between the City centre and the Memorial on route 10 on week days and 930/931 on weekends.
  • Free Centenary Loop bus service connect to top attractions in the city every 30 minutes from 9 am.

Restaurants Near Australian War Memorial

  • The Landing Place
  • The Terrace at the Memorial
  • Lanterne Rooms
  • Chairman &Yip
  • Courgette Restaurant

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  • Set on sprawling lawns at the base of Mount Ainslie, directly north of Canberra's Old and New Parliament Houses, the Australian War Memorial is a peaceful and picturesque site. There are bronze plaques lining walking paths, sculptures in the garden (including of WWI hero, Simpson and his donkey), a shrine and museum and cafe among other things to explore. Give yourself a few hours to wander through, read moving and fascinating war stories, learn about battles and machinery and just take it all in. Absolutely worth seeing for anyone interested in Australia's military involvement over time.

  • This place is amazing! I had so much fun although am missing lots of knowledge when it comes to war and history. The free guided tour is very nice and helpful. The guide told us stories for 90 minutes and going across the whole place. He served in the army so you can imagine the knowledge and the excitement he has. It’s totally free of charge. For accessibility they have lifts. I spent 4 hours there and I felt like rushing things.

  • This is an excellent attraction in Canberra and commemorates the service personnel who have served and the poor souls who paid the ultimate sacrifice. The paid and voluntary staff do a fantastic job here assisting and guiding the visitors around. I would recommend you check on the website and go see one of the last post ceremonies the war memorial holds here every day. The memorial is so big and always updating their displays meaning you can visit time and time again. I recommend this as a must see first while in Canberra.

  • A great place to visit and learn some history. The displays and museum is extremely well done! Staying for the closing ceremony was also an amazing and humbling experience. Highly recommended if you are in Canberra.

  • One of the most interesting and informative museums I've ever visited. War Museums are not my thing... however this museum has such a broad range of options and delivery formats, too my surprise, I stayed for hours... the research section is quite addictive... the volunteer staff providing guidance and additional information when required.

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