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Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
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Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
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Reviewed today

Would recommend all to visit. An outstanding display. So much to see and experience. This is the second visit and we will be back again,

Thank Suzyjnz
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was one of my stop overs while I was in Canberra, you can easily spend hours looking at the different conflicts we have gone through,and the displays are set up really good so you can see what life would have been like during these...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Plan for a full day to see this place properly and take in the history. Staff were terrific. Visiting was a very, very moving experience. The museum is organised wonderfully and the detail in the displays is truly amazing! The back section (with "G for...More

Thank G M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Always love to visit the War Memorial when in Canberra as there is so much to see and experience, went on a guided tour with a most informative guide and learned so much more than I already had known.

Thank lizzys15
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Such an amazing place to visit. Really blessed to have seen so many heroes in one place. The War Memoririal is a true Australian icon that creates so many living memories of our heroes. A must for everyone to visit when visiting Canberra. Plenty of...More

Thank oooyeh
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The War Memorial is a must see attraction when you visit Canberra. What made our visit all the more memorable was our volunteer guide, Rolfe, who's Knowledge, articulation and delivery (sometimes in busy and noisy areas) was just outstanding. I mentioned to him after the...More

Thank AndrewandSandra
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I called in on the off chance that I could find out something about my godfather and great uncle, who was a member of Z Special Force and was killed in Timor. I was directed to the Research Centre, where not only did I have...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have visited the Australian War Memorial after many years of being here. Thank you for the avenue preceding the Memorial it is truly beautiful. We stayed for the Last Post Ceremony and wreath laying in the afternoon at 5pm. It was very emotional and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really this is a must see museum for any history buff. The history people in my family are still talking about the exhibits and even the general museum goer, like myself found it very interesting and learned so much about the Australian Defense Forces, and...More

Thank Natalie H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As a veteran of Vietnam, When in Canberra I always like to visit the War Memorial, both to pay my respects and to remember. all Australian's should visit and understand their history and why we are who we are today.

Thank Imkennedy
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The Australian War Memorial has parking. I believe it is free on the weekends.
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Our free tours are a great way to see the Memorial. Led by our passionate volunteers, tours can include highlights of the entire Memorial or specific galleries. No need to book in advance, simply meet our friendly... More
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