Families

The Shrine of Remembrance is suitable for all ages to learn about the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping operations. Families and children are welcome throughout the year and encouraged to engage with the exhibitions and memorials, participate in the activities on offer and share any experiences their family or community may have had in war and peacekeeping.

Use this page to help plan a visit for adults and children together.

  • Start where you like, you don’t have to be methodical, chronological or logical. Let your children take the lead! Explore the Galleries of Remembrance or take a stroll on the Reserve. 
  • Take a map from the Visitor Centre or download from our website. Children like using maps to find their way around. 
  • Have a plan, but be flexible. If your children get tired or restless, be ready to suggest other activities or a break. And choose a time of day that is best for your children and their energy levels.
  • Your thoughts count. You don't need to be an expert to look at or talk about ANZAC.
  • Be respectful. Shrine Custodians and The Shrine Guard are here to make sure the artefacts and visitors are safe.
  • After your visit talk to your children. Ask them questions about your visit, write down a soldier's name during your visit and research them at home, share any experiences your family or community may have had in war and peacekeeping.

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