Families

The Shrine of Remembrance is suitable for all ages to learn about the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war and peacekeeping operations. Families and children are welcome throughout the year and encouraged to engage with the exhibitions and memorials, participate in the activities on offer and share any experiences their family or community may have had in war and peacekeeping.

Visiting the Shrine with children

  • Start where you like, you don’t have to be methodical, chronological or logical. Let your children take the lead!
    Explore the Galleries of Remembrance or take a stroll on the Reserve. 
  • Pick up a map from the Visitor Centre or download one from our website. Children like using maps to find their way around. If your children get tired, there are plenty of quiet areas to rest in the courtyards or gardens. 
  • Baby change facilities are available in both the north and south restrooms. Enter the Visitor Centre and ask a volunteer or staff member to point you in the right direction. 
  • We often run family activities during the school holiday period.
  • Your thoughts count. You don't need to be an expert to look at or talk about ANZAC.
  • Shrine Visitor Service Officers and the Shrine Guard are here to make sure the artefacts and visitors are safe.
  • After your visit talk to your children. Ask them questions about your visit, write down a soldier's name during your visit and research them at home, share any experiences your family or community may have had in war and peacekeeping.
  • Where to next? The Ian Potter Children's Garden is located a short walk across the road in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Photo: © Susan Gordon-Brown