Few buildings are as recognisable and distinctive as the Australian War Memorial. Nestled at the base of Mount Ainslie, its familiar domed form blends naturally with the bush landscape, but its origins lay in events a quarter of a century earlier on the other side of the world.
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.