Australian War Memorial
Canberra is in Australia’s Capital Territory; it is where you’ll find the capital of Australia! In Canberra, you can visit the Australian War Memorial. The touching memorial houses a shrine, a museum and an archive.
Opened in 1941, The War Memorial pays tribute to the sacrifice made by Australian citizens who lost their lives in overseas conflicts and honors those who have served. The Shrine consists of the Hall of Memory and the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier.
The War Memorial also houses an extensive museum, which provides a detailed look at all the conflicts Australia has been part of. As you make your way around the museum, you will read stories of courageous soldiers, see the uniforms they used from WWI to Afghanistan and observe artifacts from times of war. You can also compare the weapons used at Gallipoli to the ones used today. Scenes from epic battles are displayed in dioramas and medals are displayed in cases.
The Australian War Memorial is not only a comprehensive educational experience, but it also allows you to pay your respects to the Australian Soldiers.
See the Australian War Memorial’s official website to help plan your visit!