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 10090 REVIEWS

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

Awards

  • Travelers Choice 2020

“So glad I allowed a full day here. It was worth it!”

Reviewed on 08/05/2021

I was advised to allow a full day and so glad I did. So much to see and so interesting. At times very moving as well. If you have time book in for the Last Post ceremony too.
And all the staff were...

Review by

anne r

“A wonderful place to honour those who gave their lives”

Reviewed on 06/05/2021

The memorial contains so much information, i would really recommend visiting over 2 days if possible. The galleries are well set out in chronological order with an amazing collection of items on...

Review by

QldGirl77

“Worth a visit!”

Reviewed on 06/05/2021

As someone who’s previous war museum experience was mostly from London, this lived up to those expectations. Great exhibitions, and layout. I spent 3.5 hours there, definitely recommend!

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