Australian War MemorialApprox. Time: 2 hours
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The Australian War Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war, through its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and research facilities.

The Australian War Memorial's main site is located at the foot of Mt Ainslie in Canberra, Australia, with a conservation and storage annexe some kilometres away in the suburb of Mitchell. Through its ceremonial areas, extensive exhibitions and outstanding research facilities, the Memorial commemorates the sacrifice of Australian men and women who have served in war. In the main Memorial Building are some twenty galleries of exhibits depicting the Australian experience of war, along with works by some of Australia's finest artists. They are housed on two levels, the upper level and lower level.

The Memorial is internationally recognised for its exhibitions, which present stories of Australians in war, armed conflict and peacekeeping. Its rich and diverse collections of war records bring the events of the past to life, in displays using the finest of contemporary museum technology. Its exhibitions show the relevance of these stories today, and help to define Australia and Australians for visitors of all ages and origins.