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Open House Melbourne tour

Event Details

Saturday, 29 July 2023 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, 3004
  • Admission is free.

Due to popular demand, a second tour time has been added from 2pm to 3:30pm. 

A century ago, a public design competition resulted in the grand architecture of the Shrine of Remembrance. Built between 1927-34, the Shrine is one of Melbourne’s most iconic monuments, its design evoking the grandeur of ancient Greek and Roman structures. But there’s another story to be told beyond its commanding presence. In this guided tour, design educator and YouTuber, Kevin Hui of Archimarathon, will uncover lesser-known elements of the Shrine’s design. 

Over 90-minutes, this tour will cover both the interior and exterior of the Shrine from an architectural and spatial design perspective. From the landscape and building design of the original Hudson and Wardrop building, to ARM’s adventurous yet sympathetic redevelopment, the tour will leave you with a new-found appreciation of this sacred place. 

This event is part of the Open House Melbourne Weekend 2023 programming, running across Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July. Explore the full program. 

Bookings essential.

Important information to read before you book:

A moderate level of fitness is required for this tour. It involves walking on both paved and grassed areas with some small inclines. Covered and comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 

Come prepared with a hat, sunscreen and water. 

In the event of extreme weather, you will be contacted by the Shrine with alternative arrangements. 


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