Guided Tours

Daily Tours at the Shrine 

Join our trained Volunteer Guides for a free 55 minute tour of the Shrine of Remembrance. The Shrine is one of the largest war memorials in Australia. Originally built as a memorial to the men and women of Victoria who served in the First World War it is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in war and peacekeeping operations. Tours include a brief service of remembrance in the Sanctuary. 

All tours commence from the Visitor Centre reception desk at 11am and 2pm daily.  Subject to availability.
Contact Reception for group bookings on 03 9661 8100 or email 

Shrine of Remembrance Highlights Tour

This tour describes the key internal and external features of the Shrine and the Shrine Reserve including the Crypt and Forecourt, exploring the reasons why, how and for whom the memorial was built. The symbolism of many aspects of the building will be interpreted to reveal an architectural marvel just as relevant today as it was in its inaugural year in 1934. This tour provides a basic orientation in the Galleries of Remembrance in the undercroft of the Shrine for you to view the artefacts on display at your leisure.

Duration: 55 minutes
11am and 2pm daily

Galleries of Remembrance Highlights Tour

With a focus on the historical artefacts and stories told through these objects in the Galleries, you will hear of the experiences of those involved in military conflict and peacekeeping efforts. This includes stories of various individuals who enlisted, the groups that rallied to support the troops or the families who followed their loved ones journeys hoping for the best. You will see rare objects, including the Devanha lifeboat, that have come to embody these characters, places and events. This tour provides a basic orientation to the Shrine of Remembrance architectural features for you to view independently. 

Duration: 55 minutes
11am and 2pm daily (by request)

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