The Shrine of Remembrance is a war memorial situated in Melbourne, Australia. The memorial was unveiled on remembrance day in 1934 (November 11th 1934). It was originally built to honour Australians who had served in the First World War but was later changed to honour all people that had represented Australia in War. The memorial was designed by Phillip Hudson and James Wardrop who were war veterans, they designed the memorial to a classic style based on the Parthenon in Athens. The memorial is built out of Tynong granite, it has a sanctuary that contains the marble Stone of Remembrance which has an inscription that reads "Greater love hath no man". It is the site for remembrance in the city on both ANZAC and remembrance day.
The shrine is situated next to the Royal Botanical Gardens. It is accessible by bus or tram. By bus, take the 216, 219 or 220 to ‘Domain Rd’. By tram, take the 3, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67 or 72 to ‘St Kilda Rd’.
Opening Times and Admission
The shrine is open to the public daily, 10am-5pm. Admission is free.