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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
+61 2 6243 4211
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Reviewed yesterday

Someone advised us to go to the War Memorial at 4.55 pm to see the daily last post ceremony which was very beautiful. With the sunset in the background it was quite emotional to watch the service and we really enjoyed it. Though, do remember...More

Thank Nadia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Although I knew this is a popular site, it is extremely impressive in terms of the items collected not to mention the location as well as the significance of it all. Far bigger than I expected, could easily spend a whole day and still feel...More

Thank Alan F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to the War Memorial many times. These days when I arrive in Canberra I make a point of attending the Closing Ceremony. It is not to be missed. The day that we were there was the one hundred and first anniversary of...More

Thank Garry87654321
Reviewed 3 days ago

Took the grandkids for the their first experience. Bit young to comprehend but the oldest was starting to think. The youngest, a boy, just want to play with the tanks and guns.

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It's a special place if Australian military history means anything to you. But the kids got bored after a couple of hours.

Thank PeterBIack
Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the memorial on a school trip many years ago, I was overwhelmed then and it took me forever to get past all the descriptions and the just the volume of quality of the exhibits. I visited the memorial again early this year with...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting the memorial is a must see for all visitors to Canberra. It is good to reflect on past wars with a hope that they never happen again.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn and find information about the wars Australia has been involved in. Lean about family service and pay respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank Mitchell e
Reviewed 5 days ago

Absolutely a must do while in Canberra. Join the free guided tours to get the full stories. Have lunch in the cafe, very nice.

Thank car0st
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm a person who gets a little bored after about 30 min in a museum. This was similar. You need to be into stopping and reading stuff. The physical things to view kept me interested for the first 30 min.

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Natula L
15 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Hello Natula, Yes, the ceremony is conducted daily. If you can't be here with us, you can stream live on the website or on YouTube. If you follow us on Facebook, the ceremony also streams live daily on Facebook Live... More
1 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Yes, you can book a wheelchair. Call the Memorial and ask for the Front Desk.
1 September 2016|
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Response from forplay888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, and yes you can - usually by arrangement.