Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Visitors to the Australian War Memorial need to book free, timed tickets to view their galleries and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony.

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

Bringing together a world-class museum, shrine and research centre, 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.

As the Memorial embarks on an expansion of our galleries, we will create a permanent display dedicated to telling stories of what our nation has done to prevent war and contribute to peace. This continuing story of service and sacrifice will connect the spirit of our past, present and future for generations to come.

Free entry.
  • Children at the Roll of Honour
    Roll of Honour
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • First World War Gallery - PAIU2014_252_16
    First World War Gallery - PAIU2014_252_16
  • School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
    Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
  • Explosive Detection Dog Sculpture - PAIU2015_220_06
    Explosive Detection Dog SculpturePAIU2015_220_06
  • Last Post Ceremony - AWM2021.4.33.28
    Last Post Ceremony - AWM2021.4.33.28
  • Australian War Memorial Commemorative Area - PAIU2015226.38
    Australian War Memorial Commemorative Area - PAIU2015226.38

DETAILS

OPENING HOURS

Daily: 10am - 5pm; Christmas Day: Closed. If you can't be there in person, see the live video stream for the daily Last Post Ceremony from 4.50pm EST on their website

COSTS

Free

ACCESSIBILITY

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Location

Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Campbell, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Features

Cafe

Carpark

Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Restaurant

Reviews

TripAdvisor traveller rating

BASED ON 10111 REVIEWS

Ranked #1 of 225 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

“Goodbye to the War Memorial we have known and loved”

Reviewed on 15/07/2021

Roll of Honour and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is still there. As are most of the galleries. The view from the front steps is still pretty much the same for now, as are the surrounding trees. But the...

Review by

clamshred

“Cold Beyond Compare”

Reviewed on 14/07/2021

After all the hype about the museum, I found it to be old hat compared to the new interactive museums, nothing there to excite the imagination. In May, the Last Post ceremony was a lesson in chill...

Review by

BellePerth_Australia

“Great experience, Recommended”

Reviewed on 04/07/2021

A must visit. Although I don't know much about history of war but I'm interested in weapons and transports during the war. No entrance fee and free car park. That's nice to take a rest at Poppy's...

Review by

Chakess

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