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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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“A must do in Canberra”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5d ago by KathrynS400SA

Despite the extensive renovations currently in play, there is still much to see. We were lucky enough to go on one of the free guided tours. David gave a clear overview of Australia’s war history but...

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“Must do if in Canberra.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 6d ago by U5201WWdavem

Exceeded expectations. We did one of the free tours with Ross, whose knowledge and delivery of the stories was incredible... A must do in Canberra! Excellent facilities too

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“Lest we Forget!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by JudithF312

We love visiting the Australian War Memorial. Despite the renovations taking place at the moment, we filled in two hours easily perusing the amazing information and displays. All staff were friendly...

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