Australian War Memorial

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • 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

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Australian War Memorial

  • 95% of people who visit Canberra include Australian War Memorial in their plan

  • 84.5% of people start their Australian War Memorial visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Australian War Memorial

Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

94.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Australian War Memorial

People normally club together Mount Ainslie Lookout and National Gallery Of Australia while planning their visit to Australian War Memorial.

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Australian War Memorial, Canberra Reviews

  • An absolute essential visit for any Australian who would like to gain some appreciation for what our for fathers have sacrificed for us. An extremely emotional visit... many confronting scenes an exhibits. The new section was a must see with the tales of modern warfare displayed on massive movie walls. A visual masterpiece as you become absorbed in the sounds and sights off front line conflict. The historical significance of this place and the fact each and every soldier that has served is immortalized for generations to come.

  • Detailed accounts of the Australian involvement during the wars. Good informative displays with videos at various points along the exhibit to keep you entertained. A nice aviation section with interaction shows which make use of lights and sounds to add visual effects to the exhibits whilst a display projector has the show played on. Not to be missed if in Canberra!

  • An emotional place to visit, giving visitors a real understanding of what these men and women went through. You could easily spend a day here going through the museum as it's huge. Although it's free think entrance should be a gold coin donation. Well worth a visit

  • This is a must visit. I didn't realise the size of the museum here so beware that you can easily spend a whole day and not get through all the exhibits. There are free guided tours from staff throughout the day and they have amazing stories to share with you. Take your time planning this visit and be prepared that you may not get to see everything if you are only making a short visit. There is a cafe towards the very back of the museum that serve standard food and coffee. Don't forget to take a moment to view the actual memorial and pay respects for fallen soldiers. Every day commencing at approximately 4:55pm the memorial holds a Last Post Ceremony in the Commemorative Courtyard sharing the story behind on of the names on the Roll of Honour. Please attend and be respectful of this service.

  • An excellent museum. The Anzac section is exceptionally well done and we'll worth a visit. It puts the AUS-NZ war effort in great context while giving any visitors a new insights into this. Rest of the exhibit is also well worth the visit including the Sydney Harbour midget submarine with its fascinating story. Great place to take photos of Parliament building from a distant vantage point.

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