A visit to the Shrine of Remembrance is an opportunity for you and your family to discover the spirit of ANZAC with each other. Find out about exhibitions on view during your visit that might interest you and your family or attend one of the more than 160 ceremonies held at the Shrine each year. School Holiday Programs also run throughout the year to coincide with the Victorian School Year which are a perfect way to introduce children aged 6-12 years to The Shrine.
Use this page to help plan a visit for adults and children together.
Coming to the Shrine:
Pick up a map, brochures, flyers, or the Children’s Tour Book at the Visitor Centre front desk. Visitor Services staff and volunteers are ready to answer all of your questions.
- Start where you like, you don’t have to be methodical, chronological or logical. Let your children take the lead!
- But take a map (available from the Visitor Centre). 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 soldiers name during your visit and research them at home, share any experiences your family or community may have had in war and peacekeeping.