The Shrine Tour is a small group, guided walking tour experience exploring Melbourne’s premier landmark.
The Shrine of Remembrance was Australia’s first national war memorial. Today, it remains an icon of cultural and heritage significance for all Australians. Built to honour the men and women who served in the First World War, this great monument recognises a century of service by Victorians and Australians in all conflicts from the 1850s to the present day.
The Shrine Tour offers visitors a multi-layered experience rich in meaning and symbology. Your professional tour guide will lead you on a personal journey of discovery as you explore the building’s classically inspired architecture. Experience the Ray of Light ceremony in the reverent solitude of the Sanctuary. View breath-taking vistas of Melbourne from the Balcony. And immerse yourself in the evocative stories of Victorians in the context of war in the Galleries of Remembrance.
Location: Visitor Centre
Tours run: Daily
Start times: 11am & 12.45pm
Duration: 75 minutes (1hr 15m)
Concession (valid, current Australian or New Zealand Pension card) $29.00
Second child and additional children $15.00
Child under 6 $0.00
Defence Service Personnel - DVA Gold Card (or New Zealand equivalent) $17.00
Defence Service Personnel - Australian and New Zealand currently in active service $17.00
Companions (Companion Card must be presented when collecting tickets) $0.00
Ticket collection point: Visitor Centre reception
Accessibility: This tour requires the ability to climb multiple flights of stairs. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. This tour is not recommended for children under 6 years.
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