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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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“Lest We Forget”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2d ago by Dan L

Visited the War Memorial on our Highlights of Canberra Tour and returned five days later to revisit the galleries and spend additional time viewing the amazing exhibits. Even after a combined five...

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“Canberra Must do. Simple.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1w ago by Lorraine R

Having not attended for 40 odd years with my mum and dad at the time it came to pass that I was able to share the experience with my family - wife and kids 8 and 5. The memorial tracks the growth of...

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“Comprehensive experience - well worth it.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3w ago by Allen P

We visited the War Memorial on 10 May 2024. Comprehensive experience - well worth it. Need a day, be there about 4pm for the service - quite moving. Recommended.

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