Our program of permanent and special exhibitions tell the stories of Australian service and sacrifice at the frontline and on the home front.
Set in the cathedral-like space beneath the monument, the Galleries of Remembrance present the stories of Australians in wartime over more than 100 years.
Visitors follow this experience presented in more than 800 artworks and historical objects, interactive multimedia, rare images and films. We recommend at least 1.5 hours to explore them fully.
Through the eyes of the son: A John Williams retrospective
An exhibition of John Williams photography that reflects the artist's preoccupation with the impact of the First World War on Australian culture and society.
Between Two Worlds
Immerse yourself in the visual world of three contemporary artists who explore the experience of being a recent veteran.
Dean Bowen's Imagining Centaur
In a new exhibition at the Shrine, celebrated contemporary artist Dean Bowen explores the tragic story of the sinking of the Australian Hospital Ship Centaur on 14 May 1943.
Changed forever: Legacies of conflict
This exhibition at the Shrine and various venues in Victoria presents stories of migrants from war-torn countries and recent veterans of overseas service.
Flowers of War
In commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice, the Shrine of Remembrance presents Flowers of war, a collaborative work of art by Kirsten Haydon (NZ), Elizabeth Turrell (UK) and Neil Haslem (AUS)
Our permanent exhibitions
Galleries of Remembrance
Housed under the Shrine, explore over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art that illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations from the 1850s to today.
Gallery of medals
The service and sacrifice of 400,000 Victorian men and women is symbolised by the 4000 service medals arranged along a 10-metre wall.
See recent conflicts through the eyes of the servicemen and women themselves - photographs, video footage and artefacts revealing the drama and tragedy as well as the humour and comradeship.
Reviewed 07 September 2020