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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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“Australian War Museum Experience”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 2w ago by Phillip B

What an amazing experience and so much to see. Recommend the 80 min free tour. We had Henry as our guide. Professional, knowledgeable and extremely passionate in conveying the history of our service...

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“Very emotional place to visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Anthony V

The place was awesome to visit. It really showed how many wars Australians have been involved in and how lives our country has lost to keep all Australians safe . We should be proud of each everyone...

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“Galleries and memorial NOT to be missed.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by katejim1

We visited the galleries in the afternoon and they are done so well. Will have to go again as there was so much to see. One of the best places we've been to. Although you have to book on line it is...

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