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Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
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Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The enormity of our losses is clear to see here. The staff were very helpful. Signage could be more useful. A reminder of the futility of War.

Thank OzAnniesTravels
Reviewed yesterday

A fantastic place for every Australian to visit. A must see the displays are a real credit and it is Free. We did a tour, presented by a lovely mature, very knowledgeable and fit lady called Margaret. Who was unreal. We thoroughly enjoyed our day...More

Thank Heartlands2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

I only had 1+ hours so I decided to look up one section and head straight there. I chose the Kokoda Trail, I asked at the information desk, they had a map with directions and I was there in 5 minutes. I enjoyed the film,...More

Thank ColinandJulia
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a must visit when in Canberra for young and old. You will be required to go through security first, then free to wander and reflect. Allow at least 3 hours, more if you can. Don’t hesitate to ask questions or head to the...More

1  Thank susanbH3728NQ
Reviewed 4 days ago

I was dragged there by my husband and so glad he did. Museum or memorial of any kind is a torture to me, but we walked up Anzac Parade which in itself was fantastic with all the sculptures there to see. gold coin donation into...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We visited the War Memorial in Canberra and took a 90 minute free Guided Tour with our extremely knowledgeable guide Struan who took us through with details of the First and Second World Wars only. So interesting, we would never have covered the amount of...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 days ago

I hadn't been to the Australian War Memorial in over 10 years. The displays are so very moving. We were offered a free guided tour but decided to go it alone so we could spend the time reading the information and watching the video clips....More

Thank Anita T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After recently going to imperial war museum which was poor i found this to be awe inspiring. The ww1 and ww2 galleries excellent. The anzac hall is unparalleled. The aircraft hall very good. Korean war excellent and there i had to stop as no more...More

Thank Robbie M
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my mum and dad here on 12 October, 2017, the 100 year anniversary of mum's uncle being shot and killed at Passchendaele, Belgium in WW1. We visited 4 times over 3 days. We placed poppies against his name on The Honour Roll, the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

If visiting the ACT War Memorial time your visit so that you witness the Last Post every evening at 4.45pm .Go to the balcony to observe the ceremony.

Thank KeenTraveller12372
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Natula L
15 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Hello Natula, Yes, the ceremony is conducted daily. If you can't be here with us, you can stream live on the website or on YouTube. If you follow us on Facebook, the ceremony also streams live daily on Facebook Live... More
1 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Yes, you can book a wheelchair. Call the Memorial and ask for the Front Desk.
1 September 2016|
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Response from forplay888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, and yes you can - usually by arrangement.