Visit the Australian War Memorial and connect with the stories of people and events that have shaped our nation. Discover the Australian experience of war in all its diversity and reflect on its enduring impact.
The new exhibition Afghanistan: The Australian story explores the experiences of Australian men and women involved in fighting the war in Afghanistan and the dedication of their families at home. Told through the words of our veterans and their families, this exhibition shares the challenges, successes, the sorrows and the mateship of Australians fighting a war a world away.
Afghanistan: The Australian story is just one of the Australian War Memorial’s award-winning galleries containing relics, works of art, photographs, and personal items that help tell the extraordinary stories of ordinary Australians.
Once you’ve left the memorial, why not take a walk down Anzac Parade and discover the symbolism and stories behind the memorials that line the iconic road?
Finish off your visit with a meal at a popular restaurant at the nearby Campbell shops, the Lanterne Rooms, for an innovative take on traditional South-East Asian food.