Shrine Tours


Shrine Tour
Join a Shrine Tour and discover more about this beautiful monument. Delve deeper into history as your tour guide illuminates the symbolism and meaning throughout the Shrine. Walk this historic site as you learn more about the building's beautiful stories, architecture and purpose. Popular with locals and travellers alike, find out for yourself what makes the Shrine a unique destination in Melbourne, and why it consistently ranks in the top 10 things to do in Victoria.
Tour start times: 11am & 12.45pm. Duration: 75 minutes

Tour ticket prices*
Adult $34.00  |  Concession $29.00  |  Child $15.00

Children six years old and under FOC: but not recommended due to themes and content


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Tour and a Tiffin

Your journey begins by delving into history with a Shrine Tour. Once you have completed the tour, recharge with a tasty tiffin from Jardin Tan. Produced exclusively for Shrine Tour participants, your transportable tiffin contains gourmet treats encased in a stainless-steel tiffin, which can be enjoyed at the renowned Jardin Tan restaurant located close to the Shrine, or picnic style within the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Tiffins can be collected from and returned to Jardin Tan, providing you with maximum flexibility.

Tour & a Tiffin options are available daily, with 24 hours notice. Tour start times: 11am & 12.45pm
Duration: 2 hours approximately

Tour and a Tiffin ticket prices
Adult $64.00 | Concession $59.00 | Child $45.00

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Precinct Pass

A unique experience that takes in some of the best highlights of the Domain Precinct.  Included is a Shrine Tour, a Garden Explorer Bus Ride and tour through the expansive Royal Botanic Gardens followed by a scrumptious Devonshire Tea at the Terrace Cafe located deep within the beautiful gardens.

Adult $55.00 | Concession $48.00 | Child $34.00

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Tour Reviews

2019 TripAdvisor 'Excellent experience with a knowledgable, captivating guide':
Our experience at the Shrine of Remembrance was exceptional, from the contact we received from Janelle, Visitor Services Manager, regarding our booking, the welcome we received from Rebecca, Duty Manager, and the guided tour we experienced from Karl. Karl was extremely knowledgeable on Australian and Victorian war history and was able to provide information and insights on a very sombre topic in a respectful and entertaining manner.
We would highly recommend the tour to anyone.

2019 TripAdvisor 'So much to take in one visit': Booked a guided tour of the Shrine as my husband and I have never been before. We were met by our very knowledgeable guide Karl and over the next 75 minutes was given a very informative tour of the Shrine. One of the highlights for me was the commemorative stone where we watched the ray of light move across while listening to the last post it was very moving. We will have to go back again to really spend time visiting the different displays, the tour gave us an excellent overall view of the Shrine we were so impressed and will spend more time when we return, book a tour first then spend some time in and around the Shrine. 

2019 TripAdvisor 'Remember the Past': The Shrine of Remembrance was built to honor the men and women of Victoria who served in World War I, but is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war. It is one of the largest war memorials in Australia. We remember the past and honor the sacrifice of our soldiers...We recommended this tour.

2019 TripAdvisor 'FANTASTIC TOUR': We did a 75 minute guided tour with the tiffin lunch. The tour guide was excellent and conveyed the heart and soul of the shrine in a captivating way that was memorable. Loved the galleries in the basement and the 360 degree view from the top balcony was breathtaking

Tour Review Precinct Pass: On the 11th of January, my wife & I enjoyed the package featuring a guided Shrine tour followed by Devonshire Tea and shuttle bus gardens tour.  We highly recommend the above! Our Shrine guide (Lara?) was extremely knowledgeable with a friendly-and-welcoming manner. Even as lifelong Melbourne residents (and me a self-confessed "history tragic"), we learned much that we had not heard before. I will certainly return soon to look the Shrine exhibits in depth.

2019 'Tour of the Shrine': You would not have known anywhere as much about the shrine without being on Margaret's tour. She's very passionate about the shrine and has a personal connection with soldiers who have fought for Australia. So imperative to understand the symbolism, to hear the stories and to get a better understand of what is housed in the sanctuary and galleries. Everyone should do this tour.

2018 TripAdvisor 'More than it seems': We took a 75 min tour of the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne and it was worth every penny. I had no idea there was so much to see. We will have to go back again when we have more time to see everything fully. The volunteers there are excellent, they just love being able to help you with answers to any questions. You can see they are passionate about what they do. It was a heart warming experience.

2018 FaceBook: I just wanted to say thank you to our tour guide Margaret from today. We really enjoyed the tour. The insight and stories that she shared as well as the consideration and care that she showed towards our group made our experience memorable and enjoyable. Her love of the Shrine and all that it stands for was evident as she shared her knowledge. We have already made plans to return and to spend more time at the Shrine of Remembrance. There is so much more than we realised to see, learn and experience. What a jewel in Victoria’s crown the Shrine is!

*Veterans and Defence Force Personnel
Veterans and serving Australian and New Zealand defence force personnel may participate in Shrine Tours free of charge. Bookings are required.

A valid Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA) Gold Card/White Card or New Zealand equivalent must be presented to redeem free tour. Click here for further details

Concession ticket prices apply only to Australian Pensioner, Healthcare card, Carer card, Full time student card and Australian Senior Card holders. 

We support the Australian Companion Card initiative and allow FOC access to carers actively engaged in providing assistance support to fee-paying patrons requiring assistance.

Ticket collection point: Shrine 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.