The Shrine, one of the largest
Memorials in Australia and situated on the outskirts of the Melbourne
CBD, was built as a Memorial to All who have served in War and also
commemorates Service in all Armed Conflicts and Peacekeeping Operations.
The Shrine Of Remembrance
The Shrine consists of 4 levels.
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN
All surrounded by 13 hectares of beautiful parklands known as the Shrine Reserve
These contain Monuments and Remembrance Trees.
The Lone Pine has been grown from one of the 5 seeds of a pinecone taken from the single pinetree at Gallipoli by a soldier serving with the 24th Battalion.
View Of Melbourne From The Shrine Steps
The External Design for the Shrine is based on the Tomb of Mausolus at Halicarnassus and the Parthenon in Athens.
The Shrine was opened in 1934 by Prince Henry the Duke of Glouchester and son of King GeorgeV before a crowd of 300,000 people.
Since then, it has been a growing monument, with other memorials added to the site to mark the service of successive generations, such as the Second World War Forecourt and the Remembrance Garden – Post 1945 Memorial.
332 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004
10:00am - 5:00pm
St Kilda Rd and Birwood Avenue.
Tram stop 19 Metlink
Ticket information (effective from 1 October 2013)
Cost: $5 all day, children under 10 are free.
How to purchase: tickets are available from the Melbourne Visitor Centre at Federation Square or from ticket machines located at each stop.
Please note, ticket machines only accept credit cards or coins.
The Melbourne Visitor Shuttle is a free service until 1 October.
A Guided tour includes the:
The Shrine Of Remembrance Crypt
The Shrine's Features
A very special feature of the Shrine is the Ray of Light.
A ray of light falls on the word Love on the Sacred Stone of Remembrance every 11th day in November at 11:00am.
This time and date mark the anniversary of the end of hostilities in the Great War-Termed The Armistice
A simulation of this happening is held for the visitors every half hour.
The Stone Of Remembrance At The Shrine
Compliments of 77 Aussie
Friezes On The Walls Of The Shrine In Melbourne
After World War II a cross shaped Forecourt was built which includes:
The Eternal Flame Burns Outside The Shrine
Inscribed on its surface are the names of the defense forces, together with the theaters of war they served in.
At the top of the Cenotaph is a basalt sculpture of six servicemen carrying a bier with a corpse, draped by the Australian flag.
The sculpture symbolizes the debt of the living to the dead.
The Cenotaph At The Shrine Of Remembrance
A water garden on the eastern slopes of the Shrine Grounds commemorates the post 1945 armed conflicts.
Today Locals and Tourists alike visit the Shrine now serviced by the Visitors Centre and Education Centre.
Over 90 Voluntary Guides conduct daily tours.
Visitors Centre At The Shrine
Anzac Day Dawn Service 6:00am Anzac Day every year.
The Anzac Day March 9:00am - 12:45pm through the streets of Melbourne and culminating with a moving commemmorative service at the Shrine
Remembrance Day A special Service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance which includes the traditional minutes silence at 11:00am
Take a look at this great video made by a fellow Melbournian, 77 Aussie.
It really shows the Shrine of Remembrance in all its glory.
Australia At War Book Store
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