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.

Due to the need to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), visitors to the Australian War Memorial need to book free, timed tickets to view our galleries and special exhibitions, and to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony.

We encourage you to register a ticket in advance. Tickets may be made available at the Memorial entry, subject to capacity.

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 conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations. Through exhibitions, artworks, large technology objects and personal records, we share personal experiences of military service.

As the Memorial embarks on the expansion and modernisation of our galleries, we will be telling the continuing story of Australia’s contribution to a better world. In doing so, we 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
  • Children at the Roll of Honour
    Roll of Honour
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • Eternal flame
    Eternal flame
  • G for George exhibition
    G for George exhibition
  • G for George exhibition
    G for George exhibition
  • Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
    Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
  • Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
    Checking out the sonar in the Cold War-era submarine in the Discovery Zone
  • UN peacekeeping truck
    UN peacekeeping truck
  • UN peacekeeping truck
    UN peacekeeping truck
  • School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
    Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
  • School children surrounding the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier
    Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier

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 9982 REVIEWS

Ranked #1 of 223 things to do in Canberra on TripAdvisor

Awards

  • Certificate of Excellence 2020

“moving & emotional”

Reviewed on 17/09/2020

Even with covid the 2 x 2 hour restrictions on visits & numbers allowed enough time to really absorb the displays and gave an intimate feel thoughout the museum.

Review by

jetninet

“Great to visit alone....or at least with no kids”

Reviewed on 14/09/2020

Have been here multiple times as a kid and then with my kids. Had a spare day on a trip to Canberra and went by myself. They have gone above and beyond being Covid safe and by yourself is definitely...

Review by

Stubbsyt

“Truly memorable experience”

Reviewed on 13/09/2020

We attended the Last Post Ceremony with our 2 children and it was a very moving service. Our children were invited to lay a wreath throughout the ceremony which was very special.
The Ceremony goes...

Review by

Alicat4321

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