Leader: Catherine Brown/ Karen McBean
Location: Sunbury Station
One-off: Event on one day only
Day: Thursday, 9:15 AM – 4:00 PM
Date: 25 August 2022
Full fee: 0
The Shrine tour with lunch afterwards
Meet at the Sunbury Station at 9.15am to catch the 9.36am train which arrives at Flinders Station at 10.25am then catch a tram at Federation Square where all except Tram no 1 stops at The Shrine, which is at stop no 19. For those people who are making their own way there could they meet at The Visitor Centre at the Shrine at 10.45am. We should be there by 10.45 to start our 90 minutes guided tour, which includes some free time too.
We are very fortunate that our own Catherine Brown is a tour Guide at The Shrine and she knows all there is to know about The Shrine. The Shrine of Remembrance was built as a place to grieve and remember Victorians killed in the first World War 1914-1918.
Today’s visit will explore this iconic building together with it’s development over 88 years and it’s relevance today. Within the stately monument, visitors can find peaceful reflection in this sanctuary. Set in the building’s under croft, the Galleries of Remembrance features over 800 artworks, including the original Gallipoli landing boat. The Balcony offer breathtaking vistas of Melbourne.
The visitors centre is step free and the Galleries, Crypt and Sanctuary are accessible by lift.
Come and join us, and afterwards we will go to the Botanical Gardens for lunch.
Lunch is up to the individual but details of possible restaurant will be available.
If you need help with registering on UMAS please call Marlene on 97444848
All members of U3A Sunbury are to be fully vaccinated and their vaccination certificate sighted.