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Australian War Memorial

Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.
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Treloar Crescent, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6243 4211
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Reviewed yesterday

Took the grandkids for the their first experience. Bit young to comprehend but the oldest was starting to think. The youngest, a boy, just want to play with the tanks and guns.

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It's a special place if Australian military history means anything to you. But the kids got bored after a couple of hours.

Thank PeterBIack
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the memorial on a school trip many years ago, I was overwhelmed then and it took me forever to get past all the descriptions and the just the volume of quality of the exhibits. I visited the memorial again early this year with...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting the memorial is a must see for all visitors to Canberra. It is good to reflect on past wars with a hope that they never happen again.

Thank kevin36
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to learn and find information about the wars Australia has been involved in. Lean about family service and pay respects to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Thank Mitchell e
Reviewed 3 days ago

Absolutely a must do while in Canberra. Join the free guided tours to get the full stories. Have lunch in the cafe, very nice.

Thank car0st
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'm a person who gets a little bored after about 30 min in a museum. This was similar. You need to be into stopping and reading stuff. The physical things to view kept me interested for the first 30 min.

Thank Subway
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came here with family friends with young kids, the place is really big , the kids enjoyed looking at the memorial, it was so emotional, my daughter put the poppy flower at the wall.

Thank onggowati
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had no idea the War Memorial was so huge or so impressive. We only had one hour before it closed and i'm disappointed about that given we had to rush through and missed so much. But arriving late in the day meant we were...More

Thank nattyb21
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am surprised by how many things there are for families in Canberra, and the War Memorial is one of the best. Informative, educational and engaging, the war memorial is able to hold kids attention for hours. There are interactive exhibits where kids can fly...More

Thank BigRichSyd
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Natula L
15 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Hello Natula, Yes, the ceremony is conducted daily. If you can't be here with us, you can stream live on the website or on YouTube. If you follow us on Facebook, the ceremony also streams live daily on Facebook Live... More
1 September 2016|
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Response from AWM_Webmaster | Property representative |
Yes, you can book a wheelchair. Call the Memorial and ask for the Front Desk.
1 September 2016|
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Response from forplay888 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay, and yes you can - usually by arrangement.