Located in Canberra, the Capitol of Australia, the Australian War Museum is on Treloar Crescent which is at the top of ANZAC parade. Canberra can be accessed by coach from any major Australian city and Canberra Airport services international and domestic flights. In Canberra, you can self-drive, jump on one of the regular public buses from the CBD or grab the free Centenary route bus.
There are all the different styles of accommodation you could desire in Canberra including Hotels, Motels, Resorts, Caravan and Camping sites and more. For easy access to the War Memorial, there are Hotels within 500 metres.
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Considered one of the most significant memorials of its type in the world, the Australian War Memorial, which opened in 1941, commemorates the members of Australia’s military forces and support organisations who have participated in or given their lives for conflicts in which the Commonwealth of Australia has been involved.
Separated into the three divisions of the Commemorative area, including the Hall of Memory with the Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier, the Museum and its galleries and the Research Centre with archived records, the Australian War Memorial incorporates the entire history of Australian war. The extensive galleries here showcase one of the world’s greatest military collections.
There are many exhibits and galleries to view, as well as the architecture itself, but a highlight on any tour must be the Hall of Valour, which displays 61 of the 96 Victoria Crosses awarded to Australian Soldiers. Awarded for valour ‘in the face of the enemy’, the ‘VC’ is the highest military decoration of the Commonwealth countries.
The Australian War Memorial is the focus for Anzac Day ceremonies with 35,000 attending the Dawn Service and 17,000 attending the National Ceremony on Remembrance Day in November.
This stunning landmark is the perfect monument to all those who have made sacrifices to allow us to enjoy the lucky life we lead in Australia.
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