Explore the Shrine’s historic treasures online

The Shrine has proudly launched it’s presence on Google Arts & Culture, joining thousands of organisations worldwide in sharing their art, history and culture in a free, immersive online experience.

A carefully curated selection of over 160 historic artefacts and personal stories from the Shrine’s Galleries are waiting to be discovered at your convenience. Venture beyond the Galleries to explore the Shrine’s distinctive Grecian-inspired architecture and gardens rich with meaning.

As winter grips Melbourne, now is the perfect time to enjoy this new way of connecting to your Shrine. Within this eNews edition, you will find other ways to stay connected, including the Shrine’s popular podcast with over 100 episodes available for download on your preferred podcast app.

Google Arts & Culture has been created by the Google Cultural Institute and it is available for free for everyone on the web, on iOS and Android.

Explore the Shrine on Google Arts & Culture


Friends Luncheon

Friday 21 June, midday
Visitor Centre

Join us for the first of our biannual Friends luncheons with special guests from Guide Dogs Victoria and Integra Service Dogs Australia. After a bite to eat and a catch up with Friends, discover the First World War origins of our modern-day guide dogs and hear first-hand accounts of how service dogs continue to support our veterans. Free for Friends of the Shrine. $30 for guests of Friends.

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Holiday Program

Weekdays during the school holidays

Let’s explore the gardens and courtyards together. Discover how flowers and plants have been used as symbols of remembrance. Throughout the First World War and in the years since, brooches, medals, pins and badges have been worn to remember loved ones. In a craft session following the tour, create an entry for the Remembrance Day Poster Competition. This year’s theme is Flowers of war. Suitable for primary school-aged children. Free program.

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Shrine Kids

Free family activity
Available daily

Unlock the Shrine’s secrets when you borrow an Explorer Kit. Armed with a collectible activity card, magnifying glass, kaleidoscope and other handy tools, your visit to the Shrine is whatever you make it, and one that the whole family can enjoy. Free and suitable for families with young children. Available daily from the Visitor Information Desk.

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Shrine Podcast

Over 100 episodes available
Via the Shrine website or your preferred podcast app

Tune in to our fortnightly podcast. Revisit your favourite public programs or catch up on those you missed. Recently added episodes include insights into the literary legacies of The Great War, with Dr Clare Rhoden (Purpose of Futility), and the remarkable story of Dr Mary de Garis—the Chief Medical Officer of a tent hospital for two years on the Eastern Front during the First World War (Fearless in Serbia).

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