Australian War Memorial, Canberra

4.9
#1 of 1,715 in Museums in Australia
Must see · History Museum · Museum
Create an itinerary including Australian War Memorial
Australian War Memorial pays tribute to Australians who fought in global conflicts. A large white building with a green dome serves as the site's focal point. It houses the commemorative area, including the Hall of Memory where the Tomb of the Australian Unknown Soldier lies. Inside, three walls of stained glass and four walls of mosaics depict Australian servicemen and women. In an outside courtyard, a memorial pool surrounds an eternal flame. A museum and archive details Australia's military involvement around the world. Put Australian War Memorial and other Canberra attractions into our Canberra online trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Australian War Memorial reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
10,181 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • Be sure to book your tickets before arriving. Exhibits are amazing and so informative. Definitely a must see in Canberra. 
    Be sure to book your tickets before arriving. Exhibits are amazing and so informative. Definitely a must see in Canberra.  more »
  • Didnt realise just how big this place was and crammed as much into 3 hours as we could and I still dont think we saw everything. The last post ceremony is a must do. 
    Didnt realise just how big this place was and crammed as much into 3 hours as we could and I still dont think we saw everything. The last post ceremony is a must do.  more »
Google
  • Absolutely amazing! Was in Canberra temporarily for a quick stop-over and decided to grab a tour around the War Memorial. I was not disappointed! I am a huge history fanatic, especially when it comes to World War 1 and 2, along with the incredible vehicles that resulted from them. I found every single aspect of the museum awe-inspiring, five stars for sure! 👍😄
  • Best museum I have ever been to. The layout is very organic, there are plenty of quiet places to stop and take a moment and the displays are informative, engaging and respectful. Some of the content is emotional (to be expected) but everything is handled in such a lovely way. I would highly recommend that you allocate two visits so you can really take your time and soak it all in. We visited with a 3 year old and while the Memorial is very child friendly, shorter is better. We are looking forward to checking out the new children's space on our next trip.

Plan your trip to Canberra

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.