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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 yesterday

Spent a whole day here and covered most exhibits but not all. Staff very helpful, helped us look up some family members and phoned a taxi for us. Cafe good for coffee & lunch. Don't miss the last post ceremony just before 5pm every evening,...More

Thank Amerson S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A must do while visiting Australia’s capital. Entry is free and there are a large amount of exhibits on display. It’s hard not to be moved by the serene experience of the last post which happens everyday at 4.55pm.

Thank Madjude
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’ve been to the Australian War Memorial many times and always discover something new. The introduction of the interactive screens on many of the displays is fantastic

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been a bucket list of places to visit. It presents the history of Australia in all conflicts around the globe, with some very moving displays, which include dioramas, all types of military vehicles, aircraft and a Submarine. With over 4 million pieces making...More

Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The dream child of the venerable Charles Bean and a fitting and iconic tribute to those who serve, those who have served and those who have sacrificed for our today. A must for all Australians at least once in their lives.

Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This gives such a wide grasp on Australia's military history. The stories and artifacts presented are first rate. It is a place of quiet reflection.

Thank Paula S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing place. We had not been to the Memorial since 2010. So many changes. A must whenever in Canberra.

Thank 1956Travellers
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Breathtaking, poignant, compelling and extremely well done... and definitely NOT glorifying war or conflict! I firmly believe that Australian War Memorial should be on everyone’s MUST SEE list - at least once...

Thank Anthony S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Every Australian should visit this place if they have the chance but make sure to give yourself plenty of time. The history and the stories provide a fascinating insight into the hardships and sacrifice made not only by the Aussie, Kiwi and other allied soldiers,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The opportunity to visit the war memorial must not be passed up. The courage and sacrifice on display is unfathomable - kids & families must get to this place & learn about what was given for us to enjoy the world today.

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Response from Sarah N | Reviewed this property |
All day if you have that long! It depends how interesting you find it but they do give you a free map which shows the “must see” areas of you are on a timescale or have kids that bore/tire easily.
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Free. Almost everything in Canberra is Free.
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