Shrine of Remembrance Cultural Guided Tour in Melbourne

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34 reviews   (4.94)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 45 minutes

Departs: Melbourne, Melbourne

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Delve deeper into the Shrine by joining a 45-minute tour, led by an expert guide.
Discover the fascinating history of this monument born by grief after the First World War, which now provides a place of remembrance for Australian service and sacrifice in all wars since.
Learn about our commemorative spaces, special exhibitions and the personal stories that make the Shrine a living monument.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

All tour participants receive a 10% discount when making purchases from the Shrine Gift Shop.

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Coffee and snacks (available for purchase)

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Non-alcoholic beverages (available for purchase)

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 59
  • SENIOR: Age: 60 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • For those who upgrade to a Tour and a Tiffin, please supply any dietary requirements directly to the Shrine by email 24 hours prior to your tour.
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Shrine tours involve a moderate amount of walking including a large number of stairs.
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Shrine tour participants are requested to dress comfortably, yet respectfully. Comfortable, respectful clothing with a hat
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Walking shoes and a hat during the warmer months as some of the tour takes in some of the Shrine's exterior. Please note, as a sign of respect, hats should be removed in the Sanctuary.

Cancellation Policy

What To Expect

Shrine of Remembrance
Meet your Tour Guide at the Shrine's Visitor Centre information desk at your nominated tour time.

Your tour will begin and finish in the Shrine Visitors Centre and include:
• Explanation of the distinctive architectural features, statues, poignant inscriptions, building design and history
• A visit to the Sanctuary via the grand bronze doors to experience the Ray of Light activation
• Stunning views of the memorial gardens, the city of Melbourne and surrounds from the Balcony
• The Shrine's Crypt to understand more about the many years of history encapsulated in this small space
• A tour of the Galleries to learn about fascinating personal histories and artifacts on display
• A visit to the interactive Peace Wall display before your tour concludes back at the Shrine Visitor Centre

• Admission Ticket Included


Superb guide tour
Rotiman1, 11-11-2022
We booked the 10 o’clock tour as the 11 wasn’t on the website. After talking to Peter on arrival he happily swapped us to the 11 o’clock tour as that offered the light in the shrine. We used the additional tour to explore the excellent museum and the crypt. The museums was much more accessible than The Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Peter’s tour was excellent. His explanations and knowledge gave a great insight into the Shrine. Being in the actually shrine when the “light” hit the spot, the honour guard and the RAAF flautist make the visit both memorable and moving.
A must see!
SouthGuy73, 29-10-2022
Highly recommend. Very interesting and the free guides are super knowledgeable. The views are terrific too and are just an extra benefit!
Worth the tour!
carisaedias, 27-10-2022
Had a wonderful experience at the Shrine of Remembrance tour. Our guide Karl was very knowledgeable, kind and took us inside and around the shrine. This is probably best way to explore this iconic Melbourne landmark. I'm glad I took the tour and I'm filled with gratitude for all the sacrifices of the Australian men and women.
Lest we forget
Glenn_C, 15-10-2022
Very informative experience. This memorial was so well thought out and planned. Our guide Michael took his time to explain different areas of the Shrine and the historical events of the Australian armed forces. Definitely recommend
The beauty of personal sacrifice
John_B, 24-07-2022
Being reminded how the bravery and heroism of many including my grandfather has given us inspiration to give freely for others freedom.
This Shrine memorial continues to inspire many people in a good way.

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