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Australian War Memorial

Children at the Roll of Honour
Eternal flame
First World War Gallery - PAIU2014_252_16
School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
Explosive Detection Dog Sculpture - PAIU2015_220_06
Last Post Ceremony - AWM2021.4.33.28
Australian War Memorial Commemorative Area - PAIU2015226.38
Children at the Roll of Honour
Eternal flame
First World War Gallery - PAIU2014_252_16
School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
Explosive Detection Dog Sculpture - PAIU2015_220_06

Overview

As the centre for national commemoration, the Australian War Memorial is expanding its galleries as part of a major Development Project to tell contemporary stories of Australian service and sacrifice.

All visitors require a free-timed ticket to enter the Memorial Galleries and attend the Last Post Ceremony. Visitors should book their free ticket in advance to guarantee entry.

The Australian War Memorial is pleased to be Trip Advisor’s number one attraction in Canberra.

Bringing together a world-class museum, a shrine and an extensive archive, it tells the stories of men and women who have served, and continue to serve our nation in war, conflict and operations. Through exhibitions, artworks, large technology objects and personal records, we share personal experiences of military service.

Iconic areas of the Memorial will remain accessible to visitors including: Aircraft Hall, Hall of Valour, First World War Galleries, Second World War Galleries, and the Commemorative Area which includes the Hall of Memory, Roll of Honour and Pool of Reflection. The Discovery Centre at the Memorial is temporarily closed along with limited access for the Conflicts 1945 to Today galleries.

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Fairbairn Avenue, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

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“Australian War Memorial”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6d ago by 205traceyf

A highlight to my trip to Canberra. I had attended the dawn service here about 29 years ago and attending the War Memorial today did not disappoint. The newer areas portrayed the continued sacrifice...

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“Interesting for non war buffs too”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6d ago by Jenni L

Amazing! Both historical and moving. Has to be crown jewel of Australia’s museums. A must see. You may need more than the two hours allocated. 10 minutes before our expiry time, we checked for...

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“Interesting history”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by wombatdavid

Make sure you book ahead to get a timed ticket and do bear in mind that the memorial is in the middle of a huge expansion. There is a lot to see an do here. I focussed on post 1945 and enjoyed the...

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